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tr.v. in·gur·gi·tat·ed, in·gur·gi·tat·ing, in·gur·gi·tates
To swallow greedily or in excessive amounts; gulp.
[Latin ingurgitāre, ingurgitāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + gurges, gurgit-, throat, whirlpool.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to swallow (food) with greed or in excess; gorge
[C16: from Latin ingurgitāre to flood, from in-2 + gurges abyss]
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v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.t.
1. to swallow greedily or in great quantity, as food.
2. to engulf; swallow up.v.i.
3. to drink or eat greedily; guzzle; swill.
[1560–70; < Latin ingurgitāre to fill, flood, drench with a stream of liquid]
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Past participle: ingurgitated
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|Verb||1.||ingurgitate - overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"|
binge, englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, scarf out, satiate, stuff
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
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