Etymology
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ingest (v.)

1610s, "to take in as food," from Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere "to throw in, pour in, heap upon," from in- "into" (from PIE root *en "in") + gerere "to carry" (see gest). Related: Ingested; ingesting.

updated on May 07, 2017

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Definitions of ingest from WordNet

ingest (v.)
serve oneself to, or consume regularly;
Synonyms: consume / take in / take / have
ingest (v.)
take up mentally;
Synonyms: absorb / assimilate / take in
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