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From Latin ēgestus, the perfect passive participle of ēgerō (“I carry, bear, or bring out or away; I discharge”).
egest (third-person singular simple present egests, present participle egesting, simple past and past participle egested)
- To eliminate undigested food or waste from the body (as feces).
- 2021, Alice A. Horton and Isobelle Blissett, Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Freshwater Aquatic, Terrestrial and Avian Migratory Species in the Asia and Pacific Region, Convention on Migratory Species, page 22:
- As plastics cannot be easily egested, these can accumulate within the stomach, causing impaction and leading ultimately to death.