Definition of ingestion in English:

ingestion

Pronunciation /inˈjesCHən/ /ɪnˈdʒɛstʃən/

Translate ingestion into Spanish

noun

  • 1The process of taking food, drink, or another substance into the body by swallowing or absorbing it.

    ‘vomiting after ingestion of contaminated food’
    • ‘the effect of caffeine ingestion on exercise performance’
    • ‘The most frequent example of self-induced automatism is intoxication arising from the voluntary ingestion of alcohol or proscribed drugs.’
    • ‘In some cases they contain a suggested daily dose for human ingestion.’
    • ‘At this time, there is no data on potential effects of long-term ingestion of table cinnamon.’
    • ‘The syndrome is usually caused by the ingestion of raw, soaked kidney beans, either alone or in salads or casseroles.’
    • ‘Pica is the ingestion of foods or foreign material not for nutritional needs.’
    • ‘Ingestion of drinking water containing arsenic can cause adverse health effects.’
    • ‘I find that his death was attributable to his voluntary ingestion of several drugs or narcotics.’
    • ‘Another result of human interaction is lead poisoning resulting from ingestion of fishing sinkers.’
    • ‘What he does not say is that this training regime included the ingestion of large amounts of steroids.’
    • ‘Excessive ingestion of fluoride during childhood can cause dental fluorosis, a discoloring of permanent teeth.’
    1. 1.1The process of absorbing information.
      ‘the quiet ingestion of information’
      • ‘Too often, publishers believe reporting ethics can be stapled to a couple of universal standards and delivered to each and every journalist for ingestion.’
      • ‘The higher education teaching process was largely the ingestion of facts and their successful evacuation at examination time.’
      • ‘While the effects are real, I feel it is "mental muscle memory," and you can adapt your knowledge ingestion process.’
      • ‘There is growing scientific evidence to support the assertion that the ingestion of food and the ingestion of knowledge have much in common.’
      • ‘Intellectual achievement is marked not only by ingestion of knowledge, but also by intelligence development for the furtherance of new knowledge.’
      • ‘Learning is a continual spiral rather than a lockstep ingestion of knowledge.’
      • ‘We're going to move beyond the ingestion of knowledge to the construction of knowledge.’
      • ‘Instruction and assessment are largely geared to “the forced ingestion of facts and data,” even though this is useless for educational purposes.’
      • ‘Holism cultivates more than ingestion of facts.’
      • ‘The seminars tend to emphasize techniques of problem solving rather than the rote ingestion of facts.’