• WordNet 3.6
    • n ingestion the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat
    • n Ingestion (Physiol) The act of taking or putting into the stomach; as, the ingestion of milk or other food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average person ingests about a ton of food and drink each year.
    • n ingestion The act of throwing, putting, or taking in, as into the stomach: as, the ingestion of milk or other food: opposed to egestion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's deadliest mushroom is the Amanita phalloides, the death cap. The five different poisons contained by the mushroom cause diarrhea and vomiting within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. This is followed by damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system and, in the majority of cases, coma and death.
    • n Ingestion :—opp. to Egestion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ingestio,: cf. F. ingestion,


In literature:

Black urine is generally caused by the ingestion of pigmented food or drugs, such as carbolic acid and the anilines.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The New Yorker sat at a roof-garden table, ingesting solace through a straw.
"Sixes and Sevens" by O. Henry
The total duration of the effect is stated to be an hour per kilogramme of oats ingested.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883" by Various
The most frequent method is by ingestion.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The more tissue destroyed, the more food needed, and the more ingested.
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
This might be due to the ingestion of the food.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
He will soon find the ingestion of the liquor is followed by an increase of sugar.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
That it had established itself in a life-form that casually ingested deadly poisons was no excuse.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
It represents from 60% to 70% of the amount of water ingested.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
The mode of infection in animals is chiefly by ingestion.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various

In news:

The Apella servers offer multichannel ingest and playout with low-resolution proxy timeline editing and plug-in technology for improved production.
Thin clouds seemed to trail the sinister blue Mustang, their contents probably shredded and ingested by the car's big supercharger.
Ingestibles to avoid when the thrill is gone and you want it back.
Many people ingest massive doses with no problems whatsoever.
Aqua Dots were recalled because they contain a chemical that turns into a dangerous drug when ingested.
Honeywell plans to analyze the effects of ash ingestion in two of its TPE331 turboprop engines used to gather scientific data during recent volcanic eruptions and flights into the ash cloud over Europe.
Ingesting Visine can cause illness, but at this point school officials don't know if it really happened or if it is just a rumor.
While some 'nature mommas' are eating their placenta for its nutrients, some new-age moms are ingesting it to avoid post-partum depression.
(AP) — A Pennsylvania couple whose 8-month-old son ingested heroin before his death faces child endangerment charges.
Energizer , coin lithium batteries, child-resistant packaging, Stacey Harbour, button cell battery ingestion.
The danger lies primarily in coin lithium battery ingestion, and this segment of the battery market is growing, which could lead to even more problems in the future.
The FDA has approved the marketing of an ingestible sensor that can be embedded in pills.
Measure A's proponents took issue with its ingestion, linking it to a wide array of internal health problems.
If ingested, the actual poison .
At least four people in New Jersey wound up hospitalized this week after ingesting wild mushooms, according to the state's Poison Information and Education System.

In science:

Clusters are inferred to assemble by accreting matter along the filamentary axes, slowly ( tcrossing∼2–3 Gyr) ingesting DM, gas and stars into their deep gravitational potential wells.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
This qualified name contains the names of the SOAP-operation (“ingest”).
Submission of content to a digital object repository using a configurable workflow system
The ingest-method of the Fedora-API-M-SOAP-interface, besides the serialized FOXMLdocument, needs two more parameters – the XML-format of the ob ject handed over and a protocol entry (Log Message ).
Submission of content to a digital object repository using a configurable workflow system
For example, we may know th at if a certain action occurs at a given time step (e.g., ingest poison) then at the next time step we will always perform the same action (e.g., call doctor).
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)
More recently, modifications to Geogrid have been written allowing it to read GeoTIFF files directly, and extensions to WPS standard programs have made it possible to ingest GeoTIFF data directly from the USGS into a WRF simulation .
Data management and analysis with WRF and SFIRE