ingurgitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the participle stem of Latin ingurgitāre, from in- + gurges (whirlpool).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ingurgitate (third-person singular simple present ingurgitates, present participle ingurgitating, simple past and past participle ingurgitated)

  1. To swallow greedily or in large amounts.
    Synonyms: gulp, gorge, guzzle
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , II.ii.1.2:
      Nothing pesters the body and mind sooner than to be still fed, to eat and ingurgitate beyond all measure, as many do.
  2. (transitive) To swallow up, as in a gulf.
    • 1622, Fotherby, Atheom.
      If a man do but once set his appetite upon it [pleasure], let him ingurgitate himself never so deep into it, yet shall he never be able to fill his desire with it.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ingurgitate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of ingurgitare
  2. second-person plural imperative of ingurgitare
  3. feminine plural of ingurgitato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ingurgitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ingurgitō