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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
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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 classic literature ?
Do you know, gentlemen --very gravely and mathematically bowing to each Captain in succession -- Do you know, gentlemen, that the digestive organs of the whale are so inscrutably constructed by Divine Providence, that it is quite impossible for him to completely digest even a man's arm?
They knitted worthless things; but, the mechanical work was a mechanical substitute for eating and drinking; the hands moved for the jaws and the digestive apparatus: if the bony fingers had been still, the stomachs would have been more famine-pinched.
In a country like ours, where there are eighty nationalities in the public schools, the telephone has a peculiar value as a part of the national digestive apparatus.
Her perfect health gave alarming meaning to the least little derangement of her digestive organs.
The physiological advantages of the practice of injection are undeniable, if one thinks of the tremendous waste of human time and energy occasioned by eating and the digestive process.
Of course, Athens is a plunge, and the doctor has ordered her special digestive bread; but, after all, we can take that with us, and it is only getting first into a steamer and then into a train.
My digestive functions, as you may have heard me mention, are not in a good state, and rest might improve them; but I shall not rest, sir, while I am your representative.
That requires a special dispensation of Providence and peculiar digestive organs.
It is very strange, this domination of our intellect by our digestive organs.
But what I mean to say, and do say is, that as the functions of Toby's body, his digestive organs for example, did of their own cunning, and by a great many operations of which he was altogether ignorant, and the knowledge of which would have astonished him very much, arrive at a certain end; so his mental faculties, without his privity or concurrence, set all these wheels and springs in motion, with a thousand others, when they worked to bring about his liking for the Bells.
Actually was he hungry when he had megapode eggs, and the well-nigh dried founts of saliva and of internal digestive juices were stimulated to flow again at contemplation of a megapode egg prepared for the eating.
I'll give you the recipe for the digestive dope you'll have to put in.