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Definition of "ingestion" []

  • The action of ingesting, or consuming something orally, whether it be food, drink, medicine, or other substance. It is usually referred to as the first step of digestion. (noun)

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Use "ingestion" in a sentence
  • "If, on the other hand, the patient initially experiences coughing, choking, or vomiting, or if the ingestion is intentional, referral to a health care facility for evaluation is necessary. 11"
  • "The findings of colchicine toxicity can be divided into three temporal states. 3 The first state, lasting from two to 24 hours post-ingestion, is notable for abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea with volume depletion."
  • "If ingestion is the danger, then we are indeed harming waterfowl."