A woman about to ingest a pill.
- When you eat a cookie, this is an example of when you ingest the cookie.
- When you read a book and learn the information, this is an example of when you ingest the information.
Origin of ingestfrom Classical Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere, to carry, put into from in-, into + gerere, to carry
transitive verbin·gest·ed, in·gest·ing, in·gests
- To take into the body by the mouth for 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 )
Origin of ingestLatin ingerere ingest- in- in ; see in- 2. gerere to carry
(third-person singular simple present ingests, present participle ingesting, simple past and past participle ingested)
From Latin ingerere (“to carry in”)