digestive

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di·ges·tive

 (dī-jĕs′tĭv, dĭ-)
adj.
1. Relating to or aiding digestion.
2. Functioning to digest food.
n.
A substance that aids digestion.

di·ges′tive·ly adv.
di·ges′tive·ness n.

digestive

(dɪˈdʒɛstɪv; daɪ-)
adj
(Physiology) relating to, aiding, or subjecting to digestion: a digestive enzyme.
n
1. (Pharmacology) a less common word for digestant
2. (Cookery) short for digestive biscuit
diˈgestively adv

di•ges•tive

(dɪˈdʒɛs tɪv, daɪ-)

adj.
1. serving for or pertaining to digestion; having the function of digesting food: the digestive tract.
2. promoting digestion.
n.
3. a substance promoting digestion.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
di•ges′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digestive - any substance that promotes digestion
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
Adj.1.digestive - relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion; "digestive juices"; "a digestive enzyme"; "digestive ferment"
Translations
هَضْمي
trávicízažívací
fordøjelses-fordøjelsessystem
emésztõrendszer
meltingar-
tráviaci

digestive

[dɪˈdʒestɪv]
A. ADJdigestivo
B. N (also digestive biscuit) → galleta f dulce integral, bizcocho m (LAm)
C. CPD digestive juices NPLjugos mpl digestivos, jugos mpl gástricos
digestive system Naparato m digestivo
digestive tract Ntubo m digestivo

digestive

[dɪˈdʒɛstɪv daɪˈdʒɛstɪv] adjdigestif/ivedigestive juices nplsucs mpl digestifsdigestive system nsystème m digestif

digestive

adjVerdauungs-
n
(US: = aperitif) → Aperitif m

digestive

[dɪˈdʒɛstɪv] adjdigestivo/a
digestive system → apparato digerente
digestive (biscuit) biscotto tipo frollino di farina integrale

digest

(daiˈdʒest) verb
1. to break up (food) in the stomach etc and turn it into a form which the body can use. The invalid had to have food that was easy to digest.
2. to take in and think over (information etc). It took me some minutes to digest what he had said.
noun
summary; brief account. a digest of the week's news.
diˈgestible adjective
able to be digested. This food is scarcely digestible.
diˈgestion (-tʃən) noun
1. the act of digesting food.
2. the ability of one's body to digest food. poor digestion.
diˈgestive (-tiv) adjective
of digestion. the human digestive system.

di·ges·tive

a. digestivo-a; rel. a la digestión;
___ systemsistema ___.

digestive

adj digestivo
References in periodicals archive ?
CHOCOLATE digestives have been named Britain's favourite biscuit of all time.
Making up the rest of the top 10 were the chocolate chip cookie, custard cream, bourbon cream, Hobnob, Jammie Dodger, digestives and chocolate fingers.
United Biscuits has kicked off the next stage of its 5m [pounds sterling] campaign to relaunch its McVitie's Digestives brand.
The campaign, produced by the team behind Creature Comforts, builds on the launch ad last month and will be followed up by a third burst featuring its chocolate digestives.
And the biscuit is such a favourite that as a nation we devour 50 chocolate digestives every second
1 Chocolate Digestives 2 Custard Creams 3 Jaffa Cakes 4 Chocolate Hob-Nobs 5 Chocolate Chip Cookies 6 Shortbread Fingers 7 Ginger Nuts 8 Digestives 9 Fig Rolls 10 Bourbon Creams
United Biscuits is set for another battle with Cadbury after Button's Foods announced the launch of a Cadbury digestives biscuits brand.
In fact, the British public munches its way through more than five million McVitie's Digestives every day.