noun di·ges·tive \-ˈjes-tiv\

Definition of DIGESTIVE

:  an aid to digestion especially of food

First Known Use of DIGESTIVE

14th century

Rhymes with DIGESTIVE



: of or relating to digestion

: having the power to cause or help digestion

Full Definition of DIGESTIVE

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

First Known Use of DIGESTIVE

15th century
DIGESTIVELY Defined for Kids


adjective di·ges·tive \dī-ˈje-stiv, də-\

Definition of DIGESTIVE for Kids

:  relating to or functioning in the body's process of changing food into simpler forms that can be taken up and used <digestive processes>


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