Definition of ingest in English:

ingest

Line breaks: in¦gest
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʒɛst
 
/

verb

[with object]
1Take (food, drink, or another substance) into the body by swallowing or absorbing it: lead will poison anyone if enough is ingested they ingest oxygen from the air
More example sentences
  • Frugivorous vertebrates ingest fruits and the seeds within, later defecating the seeds.
  • Every physical ailment is classified as warm or cold, and its cure depends on restoring the body's equilibrium by ingesting foods with the opposite properties.
  • The gut model only allows for a mass intake on a daily basis that does not exceed the mass of the animal ingesting the food.
1.1Absorb (information): he spent his days ingesting the contents of the library
More example sentences
  • The Web was a dismal place for ingesting information because it was visually bereft, difficult to move around in, and generally unpleasant.
  • I'd hoped to do better having spent a good portion of my life in America, ingesting top-shelf propaganda.
  • It is a forceful process, ingesting the news and carrying it with me through the day.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin ingest- 'brought in', from the verb ingerere, from in- 'into' + gerere 'carry'.

Derivatives

ingestion

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʒɛstʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • There must be a period of digesting and assimilation before the next ingestion.
  • Aspartame also contains methanol, which upon ingestion is broken down to formaldehyde and then formic acid.
  • Adding just a dab of cool sour cream, the traditional accompaniment, will only slightly retard your rate of ingestion.

ingestive

adjective
More example sentences
  • Effects on ingestive behavior depend on the dose of LPS used, and in general, last a relatively short time.
  • It doesn't interfere with any other ingestive behaviors such as food or water, which amperozide does a little in the animals.
  • Decreased ingestive behavior, impaired cognitive functioning, increased sleep, and altered mood have been reported by individuals experiencing immune activation or cytokine treatment.

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