[in-jest] /ɪnˈdʒɛst/

verb (used with object)
to take, as food, into the body (opposed to ).
Aeronautics. to draw (foreign matter) into the inlet of a jet engine, often causing damage to the engine.
verb (transitive)
to take (food or liquid) into the body
(of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)

1610s, from Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere “to throw in, pour in, heap upon,” from in- “into” (see in- (2)) + gerere “to carry” (see gest). Related: Ingested; ingesting.


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