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INGESTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ingestion mean? 

INGESTION (noun)
  The noun INGESTION has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: INGESTION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INGESTION (noun)


Sense 1ingestion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

consumption; ingestion; intake; uptake

Hypernyms ("ingestion" is a kind of...):

activity; bodily function; bodily process; body process (an organic process that takes place in the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ingestion"):

eating; feeding (the act of consuming food)

deglutition; drink; swallow (the act of swallowing)

suck; sucking; suction (the act of sucking)

drinking; imbibing; imbibition (the act of consuming liquids)


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