digestive

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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Some have such a vast appetite for the former commodity, that is, the news, and such sound digestive organs, that they can sit forever in public avenues without stirring, and let it simmer and whisper through them like the Etesian winds, or as if inhaling ether, it only producing numbness and insensibility to pain -- otherwise it would often be painful to bear -- without affecting the consciousness.
He found the liver considerably enlarged, and the digestive powers weakened, while the course of mineral waters had been quite without effect.
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?
That requires a special dispensation of Providence and peculiar digestive organs.
It is very strange, this domination of our intellect by our digestive organs.
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.
The former comprehends broiled ham, sausages, veal cutlets, steaks, and such other viands of that nature as may be supposed, by a tolerably wide poetical construction, 'to fix' a chicken comfortably in the digestive organs of any lady or gentleman.
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.
I have never seen an instance of nutritious seeds passing through the intestines of a bird; but hard seeds of fruit will pass uninjured through even the digestive organs of a turkey.