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

  • transitive v. To swallow greedily or in excessive amounts; gulp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To swallow up greedily or in large amounts; gulp; gorge; guzzle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To guzzle; to swill.
  • transitive v. To swallow, devour, or drink greedily or in large quantity; to guzzle.
  • transitive v. To swallow up, as in a gulf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To swallow greedily or in great quantity.
  • To plunge; engulf.
  • To drink largely; swill.

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

  • v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself


Latin ingurgitāre, ingurgitāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + gurges, gurgit-, throat, whirlpool.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the participle stem of Latin ingurgitāre, from in- + gurges ("whirlpool"). (Wiktionary)


  • Nothing pesters the body and mind sooner than to be still fed, to eat and ingurgitate beyond all measure, as many do.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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