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  • n. the action of ingesting, or consuming something orally, whether it be food, drink, medicine, or other substance. It is usually referred to as the first step of digestion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of taking or putting into the stomach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of throwing, putting, or taking in, as into the stomach: as, the ingestion of milk or other food: opposed to egestion.

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

  • n. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

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