ingest definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To just take to the human body because of the lips for food digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat.
    • To take in and absorb as food: "Marine ciliates ... can be observed ... ingesting other single-celled creatures and harvesting their chloroplasts” ( Carol Kaesuk Yoon).
    • To simply take into, or as into, the tummy or alimentary canal.
    • To simply take into the human body at all, as by inhalation, shot, absorption, plus through lips.
  • verb:
    • To take into the body, in terms of digestion.
    • use psychologically
    • offer yourself to, or consume regularly
  • others:
    • to place, deliver, or throw-in: utilized chiefly of introduction of substances, as food, into the body.

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