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Nov 5, 2015
This week’s theme
Unusual synonyms for everyday acts

This week’s words
sternutate
eruct
flatulate
ingurgitate
nictitate

ingurgitate
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ingurgitate

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-GUHR-ji-tayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To swallow greedily or in large amounts.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin gurgitare (to flood), from gurges (whirlpool). Earliest documented use: 1570.

USAGE:
“Jeremy finally settled down and went back to ingurgitating potato chips.”
Gord Elliston; The Seagull Wore Glasses; Lulu Press; 2014.

See more usage examples of ingurgitate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Do you wish the world were happy? / Then remember day by day, / Just to scatter seeds of kindness / As you pass along the way. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet (5 Nov 1850-1919)

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