What does ingestion mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake(noun)

    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Wiktionary

  1. ingestion(Noun)

    the action of ingesting, or consuming something orally, whether it be food, drink, medicine, or other substance. It is usually referred to as the first step of digestion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingestion(noun)

    the act of taking or putting into the stomach; as, the ingestion of milk or other food

  2. Origin: [L. ingestio: cf. F. ingestion.]

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  1. Ingestion

    Ingestion is the consumption of a substance by an organism. In animals, it normally is accomplished by taking in the substance through the mouth into the gastrointestinal tract, such as through eating or drinking. In single-celled organisms, ingestion can take place through taking the substance through the cell membrane. Besides nutritional items, other substances which may be ingested include medications, recreational drugs, and substances considered inedible such as foreign bodies or excrement. Ingestion is a common route taken by pathogenic organisms and poisons entering the body. Ingestion can also refer to a mechanism picking up something and making it enter an internal hollow of that mechanism, e.g. "a grille was fitted to prevent the pump from ingesting driftwood".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingestion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingestion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ingestion in a Sentence

  1. Ashok Ghosh:

    It is a slow poison. Symptoms appear after continuous ingestion over five to 12 years.

  2. Colleen Scott:

    What we're seeing is they are getting it from ingestion of unpasteurized milk products.

  3. Timothy Rohrig:

    All these symptoms she described, and the timing of the symptoms, were consistent with the ingestion of diphenhydramine.

  4. Richard Hesketh:

    You need to bear in mind that children put all sorts of objects in their mouth, and doctors assessing nonspecific abdominal pain should always consider ingestion as a possible cause.

  5. Leonardo Trasande:

    Insofar as old homes have not been evaluated or remediated, levels of lead in children’s blood are likely to be higher due to water ingestion, dust inhalation and contact with soil.

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