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

  • noun plural Ingested matter, especially food taken into the body through the mouth.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • noun plural (Physiol.) That which is introduced into the body by the stomach or alimentary canal; -- opposed to egesta.

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

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

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

  • noun solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from neuter pl. of Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere, to carry in; see ingest.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

New Latin. See ingest.

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