egest c.1600, from L. egestus, pp. of egere, from ex- "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + gere "to carry." Related: Egested; egesting.

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  • Egest — E*gest , v. t. [L. egestus, p. p. of egerere to carry out, to discharge; e out + gerere to carry.] (Physiol.) To cast or throw out; to void, as excrement; to excrete, as the indigestible matter of the food; in an extended sense, to excrete by the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egest — [ē jest′] vt. [< L egestus, pp. of egerere, to bear out, discharge < e , out + gerere, to bear] to pass off (perspiration, excrement, etc.); excrete egestion n …   English World dictionary

  • egest — egestive, adj. /ee jest , i jest /, v.t. to discharge, as from the body; void (opposed to ingest). [1600 10; < L egest(us) (ptp. of egerere) carried out, equiv. to e E + ges (var. of ger ) carry + tus ptp. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • egest — transitive verb see egestion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • egest — v.t. [L. egestus, discharged] To eliminate solid material from a cell or from the enteron …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • egest — verb To excrete from the body. See Also: egesta, egestion, egestive …   Wiktionary

  • egest — Synonyms and related words: barf, be seasick, be sick, bring up, chuck up, discharge, disgorge, effuse, eliminate, emit, excrete, extravasate, exudate, exude, feed the fish, gag, give off, heave, heave the gorge, keck, pass, puke, regurgitate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • egest — v. empty, discharge (as from the body) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • egest — v void, evacuate, excrete, discharge, eject, expel …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • egest — e•gest [[t]iˈdʒɛst, ɪˈdʒɛst[/t]] v. t. phl to discharge from the body • Etymology: 1600–10; < L ēgestus, ptp. of ēgerere to take out, discharge =ē e +gerere to carry e•ges′tion, n. e•ges′tive, adj …   From formal English to slang

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