ingestion

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

Synonyms:
consumption, intake, uptake
Types:
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eating, feeding
the act of consuming food
deglutition, drink, swallow
the act of swallowing
suck, sucking, suction
the act of sucking
drinking, imbibing, imbibition
the act of consuming liquids
mycophagy
the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
bite, chomp
the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
browse, browsing
the act of feeding by continual nibbling
coprophagia, coprophagy
eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
aerophagia
swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
draft, draught, gulp, swig
a large and hurried swallow
dining
the act of eating dinner
engorgement
eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
banqueting, feasting
eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
graze, grazing
the act of grazing
lunching
the act of eating lunch
repletion, surfeit
eating until excessively full
supping
ingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
degustation, relishing, savoring, savouring, tasting
taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
necrophagia, necrophagy
feeding on corpses or carrion
omophagia
the eating of raw food
scatophagy
the eating of excrement or other filth
gulping, guzzling, swilling
the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
sip
a small drink
potation
the act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)
Type of:
activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
an organic process that takes place in the body

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