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 (prē′dī-jĕst′, -dĭ-)
tr.v. pre·di·gest·ed, pre·di·gest·ing, pre·di·gests
1. To subject (food) to partial digestion, usually through an enzymatic or chemical process, before ingestion.
2. To render in a simpler style or form.

pre′di·ges′tion n.
References in classic literature ?
It is like that, which the physicians call predigestion, or hasty digestion; which is sure to fill the body full of crudities, and secret seeds of diseases.
First, a predigestion with nitric acid and then a digestion with perchloric acid.
His first great experiment would fill bellies, equaling the predigestion of foodstuffs by cooking, which had quickened thought and prolonged life.
The disease and healthy pools are proteolysed with IS addition predigestion ([IS.
9 for 30 minutes at 96[degrees]C), whereas CD3 detection required protease predigestion (0.
10ml of nitric acid and 5ml of perchloric acid were added to 1g of each finely ground sample into different 100ml conical flasks covered with a watch glasses for overnight predigestion.