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egest Line breaks: egest
Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒɛst/

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Definition of egest in English:

verb

[with object] formal
(Of a cell or organism) excrete (waste matter): animals that feed near the surface will egest material at depth

Origin

Late Middle English (as egestion): from Latin egest-, from the verb egerere 'expel', from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + gerere 'bear, carry'.

Derivatives

egestion

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noun

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