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tr.v. e·gest·ed, e·gest·ing, e·gests
To discharge or excrete from the body.

[Latin ēgerere, ēgest-, to carry out : ē-, ex-, ex- + gerere, to carry.]

e·ges′tion n.
e·ges′tive adj.
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(Physiology) (tr) to excrete (waste material)
[C17: from Latin ēgerere to carry out, from gerere to carry]
eˈgestion n
eˈgestive adj
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(iˈdʒɛst, ɪˈdʒɛst)

to discharge from the body.
[1600–10; < Latin ēgestus, past participle of ēgerere to take out, discharge =ē- e- + gerere to carry]
e•ges′tion, n.
e•ges′tive, adj.
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Past participle: egested
Gerund: egesting

I egest
you egest
he/she/it egests
we egest
you egest
they egest
I egested
you egested
he/she/it egested
we egested
you egested
they egested
Present Continuous
I am egesting
you are egesting
he/she/it is egesting
we are egesting
you are egesting
they are egesting
Present Perfect
I have egested
you have egested
he/she/it has egested
we have egested
you have egested
they have egested
Past Continuous
I was egesting
you were egesting
he/she/it was egesting
we were egesting
you were egesting
they were egesting
Past Perfect
I had egested
you had egested
he/she/it had egested
we had egested
you had egested
they had egested
I will egest
you will egest
he/she/it will egest
we will egest
you will egest
they will egest
Future Perfect
I will have egested
you will have egested
he/she/it will have egested
we will have egested
you will have egested
they will have egested
Future Continuous
I will be egesting
you will be egesting
he/she/it will be egesting
we will be egesting
you will be egesting
they will be egesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been egesting
you have been egesting
he/she/it has been egesting
we have been egesting
you have been egesting
they have been egesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been egesting
you will have been egesting
he/she/it will have been egesting
we will have been egesting
you will have been egesting
they will have been egesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been egesting
you had been egesting
he/she/it had been egesting
we had been egesting
you had been egesting
they had been egesting
I would egest
you would egest
he/she/it would egest
we would egest
you would egest
they would egest
Past Conditional
I would have egested
you would have egested
he/she/it would have egested
we would have egested
you would have egested
they would have egested
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.egest - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
perspire, sudate, sweat - excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat"
exudate, exude, ooze out, transude, ooze - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, wee, wee-wee, urinate, piddle, puddle, make - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
urinate - pass after the manner of urine; "The sick men urinated blood"
void, empty, evacuate - excrete or discharge from the body
ca-ca, crap, defecate, take a crap, stool, make - have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
barf, be sick, puke, regorge, retch, sick, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up, disgorge, cat, spue, spew, regurgitate, chuck, honk, purge, cast - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
eject, expel, release, exhaust, discharge - eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
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