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1610s, from Latin ingestionem (nominative ingestio) "a pouring in," noun of action from past participle stem of ingerere (see ingest).
ingestion in·ges·tion (ĭn-jěs'chən)
The act of taking food and drink into the body by the mouth.
The taking in of particles by a phagocytic cell.