ingestion ingestion  /ɪn ˈdʒɛs tʃən/

Definition(s):

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

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  1. But unlike anthrax, ricin is tough to aerosolize and inhale; the easiest way to deliver a fatal dose is injection or ingestion, and you need a lot for the latter.
  2. The highest caffeine boost can be felt one hour following ingestion, but significant effects can last for eight hours.
  3. But unlike anthrax, ricin is tough to aerosolize and inhale; the easiest way to deliver a fatal dose is injection or ingestion, and you need a lot for the latter.

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  1. Dershowitz said there was "overwhelming" evidence that her coma was self-induced _ caused by a "large ingestion of drugs, and Claus had nothing to do with it," Dershowitz said.
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Alan Dershowitz Source: FOXNews

  2. "These bacteria can cause a myriad of gastrointestinal illnesses and infections through ingestion and skin contact. We need the court to stop the dumping of waste to protect public health and the safety of the state's water resources," Edmondson...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Drew Edmondson Source: NewsOK.com (registration)

  3. "Entanglement and ingestion, however, are not the worst problems caused by the ubiquitous plastic pollution," Moore wrote.
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Charles Moore Source: AlterNet

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