Definition of ingestion in English:



mass noun
  • 1The process of taking food, drink, or another substance into the body by swallowing or absorbing it.

    ‘vomiting after ingestion of contaminated food’
    ‘the effect of caffeine ingestion on exercise performance’
    • ‘Another result of human interaction is lead poisoning resulting from ingestion of fishing sinkers.’
    • ‘Pica is the ingestion of foods or foreign material not for nutritional needs.’
    • ‘I find that his death was attributable to his voluntary ingestion of several drugs or narcotics.’
    • ‘The most frequent example of self-induced automatism is intoxication arising from the voluntary ingestion of alcohol or proscribed drugs.’
    • ‘Excessive ingestion of fluoride during childhood can cause dental fluorosis, a discoloring of permanent teeth.’
    • ‘What he does not say is that this training regime included the ingestion of large amounts of steroids.’
    • ‘In some cases they contain a suggested daily dose for human ingestion.’
    • ‘The syndrome is usually caused by the ingestion of raw, soaked kidney beans, either alone or in salads or casseroles.’
    • ‘At this time, there is no data on potential effects of long-term ingestion of table cinnamon.’
    • ‘Ingestion of drinking water containing arsenic can cause adverse health effects.’
    1. 1.1 The process of absorbing information.
      ‘the quiet ingestion of information’
      • ‘The seminars tend to emphasize techniques of problem solving rather than the rote ingestion of facts.’
      • ‘There is growing scientific evidence to support the assertion that the ingestion of food and the ingestion of knowledge have much in common.’
      • ‘Intellectual achievement is marked not only by ingestion of knowledge, but also by intelligence development for the furtherance of new knowledge.’
      • ‘While the effects are real, I feel it is "mental muscle memory," and you can adapt your knowledge ingestion process.’
      • ‘Learning is a continual spiral rather than a lockstep ingestion of knowledge.’
      • ‘We're going to move beyond the ingestion of knowledge to the construction of knowledge.’
      • ‘Too often, publishers believe reporting ethics can be stapled to a couple of universal standards and delivered to each and every journalist for ingestion.’
      • ‘Holism cultivates more than ingestion of facts.’
      • ‘The higher education teaching process was largely the ingestion of facts and their successful evacuation at examination time.’
      • ‘Instruction and assessment are largely geared to “the forced ingestion of facts and data,” even though this is useless for educational purposes.’