Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. synonym: eat.
  • transitive verb To take in and absorb as food.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put, bring, or throw in: used chiefly of the introduction of substances, as food, into the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal.
  • transitive verb To take into the body by any means, as by inhalation, injection, absorption, as well as through the mouth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To take into the body, as for digestion.

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

  • verb take up mentally
  • verb serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Etymologies

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

[Latin ingerere, ingest- : in-, in; see in– + gerere, to carry.]

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From Latin ingerere ("to carry in")

Examples

  • Tearing apart dead animals for the spawn to ingest is a popular tradition during the holidays.

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  • It may be possible that you are now so sensitive to the energy of suffering that you can literally no longer "ingest" it.

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  • Let me try to put this as delicately as I can out of respect to my female readers ... but some women have been known to willingly "ingest" a certain dubious "body fluid" made by men, during moments of

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  • These robots, written in Ruby perform the sub-processes that make up SDR 2.0 modules such as ingest and retrieval.

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  • When tumor cells "ingest" the nanoparticles through the cell membrane, the particles release the inhibitor.

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  • When tumor cells "ingest" the nanoparticles through the cell membrane, the particles release the inhibitor.

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  • Mr. Wilkin said a search engine will be added to the project's home page soon, and that members are quickly working to "ingest" their digital books into the shared library.

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  • (i.e., from "ingest" to "checksum"), both for increased control of processes as well as for throughput.

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  • 'by truely living organisms and are either then ingested (much as a paramecium will' ingest 'strings of free-floating DNA) and by default should be considered to be' information data packets 'that have come to exist because they have evolutionary advantage to the organisms which are able to use the nucleic acid's data.

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  • 'by truely living organisms and are either then ingested (much as a paramecium will' ingest 'strings of free-floating DNA) and by default should be considered to be' information data packets 'that have come to exist because they have evolutionary advantage to the organisms which are able to use the nucleic acid's data.

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