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Meaning of INGESTION

Pronunciation:  in'jestshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

INGESTION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: consumption, intake, uptake
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, deglutition, drink, drinking, eating, feeding, imbibing, imbibition, suck, sucking, suction, swallow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*ges"tion\, n. [L. ingestio: cf. F. ingestion.]
The act of taking or putting into the stomach; as, the
ingestion of milk or other food.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Taking food, water, or medicine into the body by mouth.
Thesaurus Terms
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