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    What do you call the instance of putting something, like food or anything else, into the mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    What do you call the instance of putting something, like food or anything else, into the mouth?
    Blouen,

    'Ingesting' would be appropriate when food, liquid, or some other substance was placed into the body by swallowing or absorbing it. I'm not sure what you would call stuffing your mouth before you actually swallowed!!! Perhaps that would be considered 'ingesting', also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Blouen,

    'Ingesting' would be appropriate when food, liquid, or some other substance was placed into the body by swallowing or absorbing it. I'm not sure what you would call stuffing your mouth before you actually swallowed!!! Perhaps that would be considered 'ingesting', also.

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    Amigos4,

    Isn't it too formal a word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Amigos4,

    Isn't it too formal a word?
    Perhaps it is, Blouen! But I really don't know of a word that would describe the simple act of putting something into the mouth. There are lots of words to describe what happens after the food is placed in the mouth. Perhaps someone else can offer some insight!

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    Thanks Amigos,

    You're right. This one I haven't heard of yet. We've got a Filipino word for it "Subo", a verb meaning to put something into the mouth... it could range from food to anything else placed in mouth.

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