Definition of ingest in English:

ingest

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Take (food, drink, or another substance) into the body by swallowing or absorbing it.

    • ‘And you might consider buying organic produce to avoid ingesting pesticides with your food.’
    • ‘All food and drink is ingested through a special ‘feeding tube’ through her larynx.’
    • ‘This is David's way of being in the world: he doesn't ingest food or drink, and he doesn't sleep or get tired or bored.’
    • ‘It bothers me more that I may be ingesting chemicals that my body will absorb.’
    • ‘Every physical ailment is classified as warm or cold, and its cure depends on restoring the body's equilibrium by ingesting foods with the opposite properties.’
    • ‘The gut model only allows for a mass intake on a daily basis that does not exceed the mass of the animal ingesting the food.’
    • ‘There is no cure for a food allergy and, once your body reacts, the reaction will intensify each time you ingest the nasty substance.’
    • ‘The tentacles are pushed into the mouth to ingest food.’
    • ‘Frugivorous vertebrates ingest fruits and the seeds within, later defecating the seeds.’
    • ‘The argument of quality of food becomes important only when enough food is ingested.’
    • ‘A heightened female sensitivity to ingested ethanol could possibly serve useful functions.’
    • ‘The penguins ingest the oil as they preen their feathers, which changes the birds' immune systems, making them more vulnerable to disease.’
    • ‘When ingesting low doses of ethanol, most humans exhibit responses such as disinhibition and euphoria.’
    • ‘When animals ingest chemicals such as PCBs, the toxins are not broken down in the body but are instead stored in fatty tissue.’
    • ‘In addition, we suggest that ingested ethanol may be an appetitive stimulant.’
    • ‘As soon as the offending protein is ingested, the body produces histamine in an attempt to expel or kill the ‘invader’.’
    • ‘As you ingest protein, your body will break it down into the different amino acids contained in that protein.’
    • ‘When chocolate is ingested in significant quantities, cats may suffer life-threatening effects.’
    • ‘Fungi are not able to ingest their food like animals do, nor can they manufacture their own food the way plants do.’
    • ‘In June, and again in the late summer, they congregate at mineral springs where they ingest salts.’
    1. 1.1Absorb (information)
      ‘he spent his days ingesting the contents of the library’
      • ‘But what happens is it makes it so that we're constantly ingesting more and more information so we have to work harder to keep on top of it.’
      • ‘Content management solution providers are focused on managing the lifecycle of the content they can ingest, classify and index within their own application.’
      • ‘It is simply a tool to communicate the level of support to users who are ingesting content.’
      • ‘I'd hoped to do better having spent a good portion of my life in America, ingesting top-shelf propaganda.’
      • ‘He could calmly ingest what was being said, absorb it, then reach over for the phone, call Jim, and find out what was happening, and what he should do.’
      • ‘Then you paused trying to ingest all this new information.’
      • ‘I love reading on websites, where else can you ingest all the varied means of visually conveying information simultaneously?’
      • ‘He somehow ingested all the information that's available to him in his brain.’
      • ‘The archive connects to the applications and ingests the stream of information that comes from that source.’
      • ‘It is a forceful process, ingesting the news and carrying it with me through the day.’
      • ‘The Web was a dismal place for ingesting information because it was visually bereft, difficult to move around in, and generally unpleasant.’
      • ‘We held off building a box capable of ingesting and delivering HDTV content for this round, and will check them out in the future.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin ingest- brought in from the verb ingerere, from in- into + gerere carry.

Pronunciation:

ingest

/inˈjest/