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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Ingested matter, especially food taken into the body through the mouth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Material introduced into the body by the stomach or alimentary canal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. That which is introduced into the body by the stomach or alimentary canal; -- opposed to egesta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Substances introduced into an organic body, especially through the alimentary passage; hence, any things put or taken in and incorporated, as into the mind: opposed to egesta.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth

Etymologies

New Latin, from neuter pl. of Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere, to carry in; see ingest.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin. See ingest. (Wiktionary)

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