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Definition of "ingest" []

  • To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat. (verb-transitive)
  • To take in and absorb as food: "Marine ciliates ... can be observed ... ingesting other single-celled creatures and harvesting their chloroplasts” ( Carol Kaesuk Yoon). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ingest" in a sentence
  • "Tearing apart dead animals for the spawn to ingest is a popular tradition during the holidays."
  • "Let me try to put this as delicately as I can out of respect to my female readers ... but some women have been known to willingly "ingest" a certain dubious "body fluid" made by men, during moments of"
  • "These robots, written in Ruby perform the sub-processes that make up SDR 2.0 modules such as ingest and retrieval."