Definition of ingest verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ingest

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒest//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ingest
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒest//
 
he / she / it ingests
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒests//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒests//
 
past simple ingested
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒestɪd//
 
past participle ingested
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒestɪd//
 
-ing form ingesting
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒestɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒestɪŋ//
 
 
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ingest something (specialist) to take food, drugs, etc. into your body, usually by swallowing Food is the major source of ingested bacteria. Grazing animals ingest dioxins through eating contaminated plants. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin ingest- ‘brought in’, from the verb ingerere, from in- ‘into’ + gerere ‘carry’.
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