Definition of ingurgitate in English:
verb[with object] literary
Swallow (something) greedily: its empty holds are ingurgitating a vast, continuous rush of murky brown seawater
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- Even the most individual act of ingurgitating food into one's body is inherently collective.
- Some smoke grass, a few get stoned, most ingurgitate large quantities of beer, and all use constantly a pathetically tiny vocabulary of dirty words.
- When a frog swallows a fly, it also ingurgitates an army of microbes, which have to be eliminated or, at least, whose growth rate has to be checked.
Late 16th century: from Latin ingurgitat- 'poured in, drenched', from the verb ingurgitare, from in- 'into' + gurges, gurgit- 'whirlpool, gulf'.
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- The two stunned bystanders are suddenly all ears as a strange new sound washes over the background ingurgitations of the cafe.
- Also, if you have a spare moment this weekend between regular tryptophan ingurgitations and the Lions-Falcons game, you might check out this edifying article.
- All through the summer, Johns, tired of making love, sought new sensations in old vintages, and he soon became renowned among his cup companions for his extraordinary capacity for ingurgitation.
Words that rhyme with ingurgitateregurgitate
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