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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.
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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.
In the first predigestion step, the sample aliquot was left to react at laboratory temperature for 5 min.
It is common presence in contaminated areas where faecal matter, organic waste and garbage are left exposed and unattended then land on human food, and regurgitate for predigestion before ingestion [16].
First, a predigestion with nitric acid and then a digestion with perchloric acid.
The effect of enzyme predigestion on the quality of poultry by product meal from whole turkey mortality.
Mientras que, la mejor eficiencia de la dieta M30 se explicaria a causa del macerado de las cabezas de camaron, con lo que posiblemente se promovio la liberacion de las enzimas digestivas del hepatopancreas que favorecieron la predigestion de moleculas con valor nutritivo (Cruz, 1996; Eun-Sil et al., 2000; Figueiredo et al., 2001; Gamboa-Delgado et al., 2003), dejandolas mas asimilables para los peces.
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.sub.pre]), and protein concentrations are compared to [] with IS addition postdigestion ([]).
It can be either positive or negative which can be considered separately for predigestion. When the mixed coupling coefficient is positive, namely, the infinite [C.sub.m] inclines [[omega].sub.m] to 0.
Enzymatic predigestion with proteolytic enzymes (Proteinase K) was done for greater staining intensity and uniformity on formalin-fixed tissue sections.