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Definition of "digest" []

  • Physiology To convert (food) into simpler chemical compounds that can be absorbed and assimilated by the body, as by chemical and muscular action in the alimentary canal. (verb-transitive)
  • To absorb or assimilate mentally. (verb-transitive)
  • To organize into a systematic arrangement, usually by summarizing or classifying. (verb-transitive)
  • To condense or abridge (a written work). (verb-transitive)
  • To endure or bear patiently. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "digest" in a sentence
  • "This digest is then matched against advertiser-created categories e.g. Sport, Travel and if a match is found, only the name of the category, the random number and a timestamp are stored."
  • "What makes that even more fun to digest is the other side was every bit as vile as the decisions we made, and our choices just made them crack first."
  • "I think the idea of the digest is genius for providing an income for you between novels."