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digestive

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noun di·ges·tive \-ˈjes-tiv\

Definition of digestive

  1. :  an aid to digestion especially of food



14th Century

First Known Use of digestive

14th century

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digestive

adjective di·ges·tive

Simple Definition of digestive

  • : of or relating to digestion

  • : having the power to cause or help digestion

Full Definition of digestive

  1. 1 :  relating to or functioning in digestion <the digestive system><digestive disorders><digestive organs>

  2. 2 :  having the power to cause or promote digestion <digestive enzymes>

di·ges·tive·ly adverb

Examples of digestive

  1. the digestive system of the body



15th Century

First Known Use of digestive

15th century


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