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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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