Adjective "digest" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Break down (food) in the alimentary canal into substances that can be absorbed and used by the body.
  1. 'They produce saliva, which drains into the mouth and helps to break up and digest food.'
  2. 'According to this hypothesis, the body digests food more efficiently when there is some time between meals of mostly starches and meals of mostly protein.'
  3. 'The thickened digestive fluids made by the pancreas are prevented from reaching the small intestine, where they are needed to digest food.'
  4. 'If you schedule your eating, then your body is likely to digest food more efficiently, and use energy derived from the foods better.'
  5. 'In terms of the western view of digestion, food is digested in the stomach and passed on to the small intestines where the nutrients in the food are absorbed and distributed to all tissues and cells of the body through the blood circulation.'
  6. 'The body is too busy digesting food and cannot slow down enough for a person to really feel drowsy.'
  7. 'Fiber is the part of plant foods that your body doesn't digest and absorb.'
  8. 'In the pancreas, thick mucus blocks the channels that would normally carry important enzymes to the intestines to digest foods.'
  9. 'Their stomachs can't digest other foods properly until this age.'
  10. 'Man's body was designed to digest raw food, since we eat mostly cooked or processed meals, our store of enzymes is being depleted.'
  11. 'Aliquot of the plant material was digested with nitric sulphate.'
  12. 'That protein enzymes can digest proteins raises the important question of how enzymes are regulated.'
Understand or assimilate (information) by a period of reflection.
  1. 'That way, we reasoned, people would have their close colleagues at hand and would still have enough personal space to digest the information.'
  2. 'This of course creates the vicious circle where we are so used to understanding our past through stories that we can digest information only when it is has been turned into a story.'
  3. 'We take a moment to digest this information, to reconcile the image of a gangster with this quiet, personable man.'
  4. 'Elaine had a bit of trouble digesting this information.'
  5. 'Undergraduates also had more difficulty digesting the class materials that address the theoretical perspectives for understanding fatherhood.'
  6. 'He stood up triumphantly as I digested the information.'
  7. 'Analysts said investors were also digesting the US $350 billion tax cut bill the US Congress approved Friday.'
  8. 'He was still digesting all she mentioned and continued looking at the sketch.'
  9. 'Looking at the floor, he silently digested the information I had given him before concluding that my narrative was inaccurate.'
  10. 'Professionals need to be able to digest information in a certain way, so while the internet gave us the growth in information what we hear them to say is help me understand what is important.'
  11. 'the computer digested your labours into a form understandable by a program'
  12. 'We all know burned-out activists who have turned angry over the years as they see their finest efforts come to naught or, at best, only slowly digested by the system.'
  13. 'The group will eventually digest the data into reports, which will serve as irrefutable evidence in the court of public opinion.'
  14. 'But for the most part, I digested the techniques and systematized them in my own way in Argentina.'
  15. 'Along with his National Security Advisor he should be consolidating intelligence from all sources and digesting it in order to make the correct decisions.'


A compilation or summary of material or information.
  1. 'This digest offers some collected wisdom regarding considerations and strategies for selecting and retaining teacher mentors.'
  2. 'Young people accustomed to taking information off screens particularly like the back page digest which directs them to the pages they want.'
  3. 'Today's digest has been prepared with care and diligence to avoid exposing my PC to any vires that these e-mails may have carried.'
  4. 'The site also functions as a digest for U.S. embassy telephone numbers and information on the location of various United Nations missions.'
  5. 'Both of these sources are aggregation services: they gather together high quality links and references into a handy digest.'
  6. 'It has about as much literary appeal as the annual digest of the Central Statistical Office.'
  7. 'The digest recommends a number of strategies that have been successfully used in early childhood programs and in schools.'
  8. 'When it's your job to produce a digest inside three hours for your boss, doing it at home too (not that, given the time, I'm actually at home!) seems a bit of a drag.'
  9. 'Here's a digest, in reverse chronological order, of some of the big stories I missed while on vacation during the last two weeks.'
  10. 'What follows is a digest of their discoveries, amplified by material and opinions of my own.'
  11. 'Music videos, advertisements, and literary digests, as well as fast food, computer games, and activities within simulators, all aim for similar packages of condensed stimuli.'
  12. 'They also produced a number of highly regarded publications which served as weekly digests that were used throughout the government.'
  13. 'The pithy news digest is a must-read for America's movers and shakers'
  14. 'The news digest has a section in it called ‘Boring But Important’.'
  15. 'It offers a weekly digest of the best postings on their discussion forums, finance news and stock market movements.'
  16. 'Would you rather receive our daily news digest in your in-box each morning?'
  17. 'It's a morning digest of California political news, with a bit of attitude thrown in.'
  18. 'For all retention decisions based on a legal requirement, the documentation should show a brief digest of the law, together with its citation.'
  19. 'We have included the digest of the law provided by the Indiana general assembly.'
  20. 'The wealth of charts, chronologies, and digests of laws and regulations (including more than a page of initials and what they stand for) will be useful to activists and interested citizens.'
A substance or mixture obtained by digestion.
  1. 'The digest was fractionated overnight on an agarose gel as described above.'
  2. 'A number of clones from each digest were isolated.'
  3. 'Phosphate in the digests and in culture solutions was measured spectrophotometrically using the molybdate and malachite green method described earlier.'

More definitions

1. to convert (food) in the alimentary canal into absorbable form for assimilation into the system.

2. to promote the digestion of (food).

3. to obtain information, ideas, or principles from; assimilate mentally: to digest a pamphlet on nuclear waste.

4. to arrange methodically in the mind; think over: to digest a plan.

5. to bear with patience; endure.

6. to arrange in convenient or methodical order; reduce to a system; classify.

7. to condense, abridge, or

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be digest."

"gains can be digest."


Late Middle English: from Latin digest- ‘distributed, dissolved, digested’, from the verb digerere, from di- ‘apart’ + gerere ‘carry’; the noun from Latin digesta ‘matters methodically arranged’, from digestus ‘divided’, from digerere.