verb (used with object)
to take, as food, into the body (opposed to egest ).
Aeronautics. to draw (foreign matter) into the inlet of a jet engine, often causing damage to the engine.

1610–20; < Latin ingestus past participle of ingerere to throw or pour into. See in-2, gest

ingestible, adjective
ingestion, noun
ingestive, adjective
reingest, verb (used with object)
uningested, adjective
uningestive, adjective Unabridged
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ingest (ɪnˈdʒɛst)
1.  to take (food or liquid) into the body
2.  (of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)
[C17: from Latin ingerere to put into, from in-² + gerere to carry; see gest]

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Word Origin & History

1617, from L. ingestus, pp. of ingerere "to carry into, put into," from in- "into" + gerere "to carry."
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Medical Dictionary

ingestion in·ges·tion (ĭn-jěs'chən)

  1. The act of taking food and drink into the body by the mouth.

  2. The taking in of particles by a phagocytic cell.

in·gest' (-jěst') v.
in·ges'tive (-jěs'tĭv) adj.
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Example sentences
It's no coincidence that these are all images of ingestion, of a feast that has
  gone far past the point of pleasure.
The rear of the fuselage is also sculpted to sweep air into the engines using a
  process known as boundary-layer ingestion.
Another worry is accidental ingestion, resulting in nicotine poisoning.
So this might also link to that ingestion of sediment and ash particles
  discussed above.
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