Definition of comestion in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈmɛstʃ(ə)n/


archaic, rare
  • The action of eating; an instance of this.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Anthony Copley (b. 1567), writer and conspirator. From post-classical Latin comestion-, comestio action of eating, food, devouring action of fire from classical Latin comest-, variant of comēs-, past participial stem of comedere to eat up, consume + -iō.