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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ingest mean? 

INGEST (verb)
  The verb INGEST has 2 senses:

1. serve oneself to, or consume regularly
2. take up mentally

  Familiarity information: INGEST used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

INGEST (verb)

Sense 1ingest [BACK TO TOP]


Serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking


ingest; consume; have; take in; take

Context examples:

Have another bowl of chicken soup! / I don't take sugar in my coffee

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ingest"):

get down; swallow (pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking)

do drugs; drug (use recreational drugs)

smoke (inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes)

sop up; suck in; take in; take up (take up as if with a sponge)

sample; taste; try; try out (take a sample of)

fill; replete; sate; satiate (fill to satisfaction)

eat; feed (take in food; used of animals only)

partake; touch (consume)

booze; drink; fuddle (consume alcohol)

drink; imbibe (take in liquids)

eat (take in solid food)

eat (eat a meal; take a meal)

habituate; use (take or consume (regularly or habitually))

cannibalise; cannibalize (eat human flesh)

hit (consume to excess)

sup (take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They ingest more bread

Sense 2ingest [BACK TO TOP]


Take up mentally

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


assimilate; absorb; ingest; take in

Context example:

he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Hypernyms (to "ingest" is one way to...):

acquire; larn; learn (gain knowledge or skills)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ingest"):

imbibe (receive into the mind and retain)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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