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  1. (verb-transitive) To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat.
  2. (verb-transitive) To take in and absorb as food: "Marine ciliates ... can be observed ... ingesting other single-celled creatures and harvesting their chloroplasts” ( Carol Kaesuk Yoon).

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Tearing apart dead animals for the spawn to ingest is a popular tradition during the holidays. - Dark Matter Can Enlighten Minds
  2. Let me try to put this as delicately as I can out of respect to my female readers ... but some women have been known to willingly "ingest" a certain dubious "body fluid" made by men, during moments of - User Friendly RSS Feed
  3. These robots, written in Ruby perform the sub-processes that make up SDR 2.0 modules such as ingest and retrieval. - D-Lib Magazine
  4. It may be possible that you are now so sensitive to the energy of suffering that you can literally no longer "ingest" it. - The Santa Barbara Independent stories
  5. When tumor cells "ingest" the nanoparticles through the cell membrane, the particles release the inhibitor. - - latest science and technology news stories


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