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di·ges·tion

 (dī-jĕs′chən, dĭ-)
n.
1.
a. The process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed and assimilated by a living organism. In most animals it is accomplished in the digestive tract by the mechanical and enzymatic breakdown of foods into simpler chemical compounds.
b. The ability to digest food.
2. Biochemistry The process of decomposing complex organic substances into simpler substances, as by the action of enzymes or bacteria.
3. Chemistry The process of softening or disintegrating by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.
4. Assimilation of ideas or information; understanding.

digestion

(dɪˈdʒɛstʃən; daɪ-)
n
1. (Physiology) the act or process in living organisms of breaking down ingested food material into easily absorbed and assimilated substances by the action of enzymes and other agents.
2. (Psychology) mental assimilation, esp of ideas
3. (Microbiology) bacteriol the decomposition of sewage by the action of bacteria
4. (Chemistry) chem the treatment of material with heat, solvents, chemicals, etc, to cause softening or decomposition
[C14: from Old French, from Latin digestiō a dissolving, digestion]
diˈgestional adj

di•ges•tion

(dɪˈdʒɛs tʃən, daɪ-)

n.
1. the process in the alimentary canal by which food is broken up physically, as by the action of the teeth, and chemically, as by the action of enzymes, and converted into a substance suitable for absorption and assimilation into the body.
2. the function or power of digesting food.
3. the act of digesting or the state of being digested.
[1350–1400; < Middle French < Latin]

di·ges·tion

(dī-jĕs′chən)
1. The process by which food is broken down into simple chemical compounds that can be absorbed and used as nutrients or eliminated by the body. In most animals, nutrients are obtained from food by the action of digestive enzymes. In humans and other higher vertebrates, digestion takes place mainly in the small intestine.
2. The decomposition of sewage by bacteria.

digestion

1. The breakdown of large food molecules into smaller ones prior to absorption.
2. The chemical and mechanical breakdown of foods into simple substances that can be absorbed by the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digestion - the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heatdigestion - the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
2.digestion - the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
gastric digestion - the process of breaking down proteins by the action of the gastric juice in the stomach
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
3.digestion - learning and coming to understand ideas and information; "his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"
learning, acquisition - the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"

digestion

noun ingestion, absorption, incorporation, assimilation Liquids served with meals interfere with digestion.
Related words
adjective peptic

digestion

noun
The process of absorbing and incorporating, especially mentally:
Translations
هَضْمقُدْرَه على الهَضْم
trávenízažívání
fordøjelse
ruoansulatus
probava
emésztésmegemésztés
meltingmeltingarstarfsemi
消化
소화
trávenie
prebava
matsmältning
การย่อย
sindirimsindirme
sự tiêu hóa

digestion

[dɪˈdʒestʃən] Ndigestión f

digestion

[daɪˈdʒɛstʃən dɪˈdʒɛstʃən daɪˈdʒɛstʃən] n
(= process) → digestion f
to aid digestion → aider la digestion
the digestion of sth → la digestion de qch
(= system) → digestion f

digestion

nVerdauung f

digestion

[dɪˈdʒɛstʃn] ndigestione f

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.

digestion

هَضْم trávení fordøjelse Verdauung χώνευση digestión ruoansulatus digestion probava digestione 消化 소화 spijsvertering fordøyelse trawienie digestão пищеварение matsmältning การย่อย sindirim sự tiêu hóa 消化

di·ges·tion

n. digestión, transformación de líquidos y sólidos en sustancias más simples para ser asimiladas por el organismo;
gastric ______ gástrica;
intestinal ______ intestinal, del intestino;
pancreatic ______ pancreática.

digestion

n digestión f
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Their catholic digestions were equally tolerant of a rat or an insect.
The modest comforts of home, the savory charms of made dishes, the decorous joy of digestions accomplished on hearth-rugs, lost all their attractions, and the dogs ungratefully left the house to seek dissipation and adventure in the outer world.
Even our digestion is governed by angels," said Blake; and if you will resist the trivial inclination to substitute "bad angels," is there really any greater mystery than the process by which beef is turned into brains, and beer into beauty?
It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
Moreover, she is one of those delightful, old-fashioned cooks who don't care a bit if they ruin your digestion as long as they can give you feasts of fat things.
To dine at half-past seven," the Duchess remarked, as she looked around the ENTRESOL of the great restaurant through her lorgnettes, "is certainly a little trying for one's temper and for one's digestion, but so long as those men accepted, I certainly think they ought to have been here.
It is what comes when there is nothing wrong with one's digestion, when his stomach is in trim and his appetite has an edge, and all goes well.
Strange as it may seem to a human being, all the complex apparatus of digestion, which makes up the bulk of our bodies, did not exist in the Martians.
Digestion, or rather indigestion, has a marvelous effect upon the heart.
While partaking of this simple repast, the inmates of Marheyo's house, after the style of the ancient Romans, reclined in sociable groups upon the divan of mats, and digestion was promoted by cheerful conversation.
With such a cargo on board, digestion is a slow process, and we must sit long in the cool chambers and smoke--and read French newspapers, which have a strange fashion of telling a perfectly straight story till you get to the "nub" of it, and then a word drops in that no man can translate, and that story is ruined.
In a deep leather chair, his feet resting in another deep leather chair, at the Indoor Yacht Club, Harry Del Mar yielded to the somniferous digestion of lunch, which was for him breakfast as well, and glanced through the first of the early editions of the afternoon papers.