egest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v egest eliminate from the body "Pass a kidney stone"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Egest (Physiol) To cast or throw out; to void, as excrement; to excrete, as the indigestible matter of the food; in an extended sense, to excrete by the lungs, skin, or kidneys.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • egest To discharge or void, as excrement: opposed to ingest.
    • egest To defecate; pass dejecta of any kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Egest to discharge
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. egestus, p. p. of egerere, to carry out, to discharge; e, out + gerere, to carry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. egerĕree, out, gerĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

THE PHYSICS OF DIGESTION AND EGESTION.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
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