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English verb: ingest

1. ingest (consumption) serve oneself to, or consume regularly


SamplesHave another bowl of chicken soup!.
I don't take sugar in my coffee.


ExamplesThey ingest more bread


Synonymsconsume, have, take, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)booze, cannibalise, cannibalize, do drugs, drink, drink, drug, eat, eat, eat, feed, fill, fuddle, get down, habituate, hit, imbibe, partake, replete, sample, sate, satiate, smoke, sop up, suck in, sup, swallow, take in, take up, taste, touch, try, try out, use


Antonymsdesist, abstain, refrain

2. ingest (cognition) take up mentally


SamplesHe absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe.


Synonymsabsorb, assimilate, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, larn, learn


Narrower (hyponym)imbibe









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