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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.


(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


(dɪˈdʒɛs tər, daɪ-)

1. a person or thing that digests.
2. an apparatus in which substances are softened or disintegrated.
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


[daɪˈdʒɛstər dɪˈdʒɛstər] n (= machine) → digesteur m
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