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 (dī-jĕs′tər, dĭ-)
1. One that makes a digest.
2. Chemistry A vessel in which substances are softened or decomposed, usually for further processing.
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(dɪˈdʒɛstə; daɪ-)
1. (Chemistry) chem an apparatus or vessel, such as an autoclave, in which digestion is carried out
2. (Pharmacology) a less common word for digestant
3. a person or thing that digests
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(dɪˈdʒɛs tər, daɪ-)

1. a person or thing that digests.
2. an apparatus in which substances are softened or disintegrated.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digester - autoclave consisting of a vessel in which plant or animal materials are digested
autoclave, steriliser, sterilizer - a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments
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[daɪˈdʒɛstər dɪˈdʒɛstər] n (= machine) → digesteur m
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References in classic literature ?
So soon as I hear that such or such a man gives himself out for a philosopher, I conclude that, like the dyspeptic old woman, he must have broken his digester. As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings.
At the place where we slept water necessarily boiled, from the diminished pressure of the atmosphere, at a lower temperature than it does in a less lofty country; the case being the converse of that of a Papin's digester. Hence the potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard as ever.
Ben, my fine fellow, put your hand into the cupboard, and bring out the patent digester.'
Keywords: Anaerobic digester, Biogas, Inoculum, Kitchen waste, Optimum, Green fuel.
David Grocott, who has since stepped down as managing director of Grocontinental, now named AGRO Merchants, decided to build a 2.5 megawatt anaerobic digester to power the 35-acre site.
ASABE member Dana Kirk and his research team have worked with the Detroit Zoo to build the first anaerobic digester at a zoo in North America, creating clean energy capable of powering some of the zoo's operations.
Residents of Moshupa have commended Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for manufacturing a biogas digester for use by communities to produce clean energy.
Aemetis announced that it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster.
Information on how to apply for digester funds is available on the NYSERDA website.
Alternatives considered by CARB included a system in which a digester on each farm would produce biogas that would be piped at low pressure to a locally centralized facility -- which in turn would process the biogas, producing renewable natural gas for vehicle fuel.