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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
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IOd never been right digestively and so I went to see an acupuncturist who advised me to give up eating wheat as it was hard for my system to digest and kept bloating me out.
com, 1800-522-3267), the leaders in multiflavored jellybeans for years, has finally come up with a sugar-free line sweetened with Splenda to replace the digestively challenged Aspartame.
As a biological concept it does make sense; for example, beyond our conscious control are our attempts to breathe when suffocating and to regurgitate when digestively irritated.