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 (ĭn′dĭ-jĕs′tə-bəl, -dī-)
Difficult or impossible to digest: an indigestible meal.

in′di·gest′i·bil′i·ty n.
in′di·gest′i·bly adv.
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Noun1.indigestibility - the property of being difficult to digest
edibility, edibleness - the property of being fit to eat
digestibility, digestibleness - the property of being easy to digest
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(indiˈdʒestʃən) noun
(discomfort or pain which is caused by) difficulty in digesting food. She suffers from indigestion after eating fatty food.
ˌindiˈgestible adjective
not easily digested. This food is quite indigestible.
ˈindiˌgestiˈbility noun
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And imagine me, who had melted a silver spoon in my mouth--a sizable silver spoon steward--imagine me, my old sore bones, my old belly reminiscent of youth's delights, my old palate ticklish yet and not all withered of the deviltries of taste learned in younger days--as I say, steward, imagine me, who had ever been free-handed, lavish, saving that dollar and a half intact like a miser, never spending a penny of it on tobacco, never mitigating by purchase of any little delicacy the sad condition of my stomach that protested against the harshness and indigestibility of our poor fare.
Although not studied in the present experiment, few researchers attributed low utilisation of gluten proteins on account of relatively high heat-damaged acid detergent insoluble N (ADIN) fraction, despite some workers concluded that ADIN level and CP indigestibility is not a one-to-one relationship [22].
Relationship of forage compositions with rates of cell wall digestion and indigestibility of cell walls.
The indigestibility in the upper gastrointestinal tract, high viscosity, polymeric nature and low affinity for water in the lower gastrointestinal tract are factors responsible for the hypocholesterolemic effect of a fibrous diet.
3 Due to its indigestibility, resilience and slippery nature, it becomes entrapped within the mucosal folds where it gets enmeshed, and acquires more hair and thus acquires a larger size.
Relationships of forage compositions with rates of cell wall digestion and indigestibility of cell walls.
Nutritional significance of cyclodextrins: indigestibility and hypolipemic effect of alphacyclodextrin.
15pm with two intervals, and although the fodder risked indigestibility at the time, in retrospect this Birmingham Contemporary Music Group concert made a lot of sense.
In this work, the method applied to measure the total fiber content (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and resistant starch) focused on the indigestibility of the fiber fraction and used procedures that simulate intestinal digestion (SOUTHGATE, 1999; MARIN et al.
Opposed to other vegetable oils, it is characterized by its indigestibility, solubility in alcohols, high hygroscopicity and high viscosity (Scholz & Nogueira da Silva 2008).
2004) the use of indicators is characterized by a basic parameter of indigestibility of the diet consumed, and after, of indirect methods for the digestibility of the diet, avoiding the total collection of feces.
Infelicitous Incorporations: Ecology, Indigestibility, and the Eating Body in Antebellum America.