ingurgitate

ingurgitate

[in-gur-ji-teyt]
verb (used with object), ingurgitated, ingurgitating.
1.
to swallow greedily or in great quantity, as food.
2.
to engulf; swallow up: The floodwaters ingurgitated trees and houses.
verb (used without object), ingurgitated, ingurgitating.
3.
to drink or eat greedily; guzzle; swill.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin ingurgitātus past participle of ingurgitāre to fill, flood, drench with a stream of liquid, equivalent to in- in-2 + gurgit- (stem of gurges) whirlpool, flood + -ātus -ate1

ingurgitation, noun
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ingurgitate (ɪnˈɡɜːdʒɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
to swallow (food) with greed or in excess; gorge
 
[C16: from Latin ingurgitāre to flood, from in-² + gurges abyss]
 
ingurgi'tation
 
n

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