Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

Etymologies

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

[Latin ingurgitāre, ingurgitāt- : in-, in; see in– + gurges, gurgit-, throat, whirlpool.]

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From the participle stem of Latin ingurgitāre, from in- + gurges ("whirlpool").

Examples

  • 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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