To eat is defined as to put food in the mouth, chew and swallow or to use up.(verb)
See eat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME eten < OE etan, akin to Ger essen < IE base *ed-, to eat > L edere, Gr edmenai
See eat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb ate ate (āt), eat·en (ētˈn), eat·ing, eats verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English eten
Origin: , from Old English etan; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
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