Definition of Ingestion in English :

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Ingestion meaning in English

Meaning of Ingestion in English

Pronunciation of Ingestion in English

Ingestion pronunciation in English

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1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake

the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

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verb (transitive)
to take (food or liquid) into the body
(of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)

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verb transitive
to take (food, drugs, etc.) into the body, as by swallowing, inhaling, or absorbing

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tr.v. in·gest·ed, in·gest·ing, in·gests
1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat.
2. To take in and absorb as food: "Marine ciliates ... can be observed ... ingesting other single-celled creatures and harvesting their chloroplasts" (Carol Kaesuk Yoon).

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