Etymology
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egest (v.)
"to discharge, pass off, expel," especially "defecate," c. 1600, from Latin egestus, past participle of egerere "to bring out, discharge, vomit," from assimilated form of ex- "out" (see ex-) + gerere "to carry, bear" (see gest). The opposite of ingest. Related: Egested; egesting; egesta.
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egestion (n.)
"act of voiding the refuse of digestion," early 15c., from Latin egestionem (nominative egestio), noun of action from past participle stem of egerere "to discharge" (see egest).
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