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indigestion

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noun in·di·ges·tion \-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\

Simple Definition of indigestion

  • : an unpleasant feeling (such as pain or a burning sensation) in your stomach or chest that is caused by difficulty in digesting food

Full Definition of indigestion

  1. 1 :  inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something

  2. 2 :  a case or attack of indigestion marked especially by a burning sensation or discomfort in the upper abdomen

Examples of indigestion

  1. The patient complained of indigestion and nausea.

  2. I like spicy foods but they always give me indigestion.



14th Century

First Known Use of indigestion

14th century



INDIGESTION Defined for Kids

indigestion

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noun in·di·ges·tion \ˌin-dī-ˈjes-chən, -də-\

Definition of indigestion

  1. :  discomfort caused by slow or painful digestion




Medical Dictionary

indigestion

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noun in·di·ges·tion \-jes(h)-chən\

Medical Definition of indigestion

  1. 1:  inability to digest or difficulty in digesting food :  incomplete or imperfect digestion of food

  2. 2:  a case or attack of indigestion marked especially by pain, discomfort, or a burning sensation in the upper abdomen often accompanied by abdominal bloating, nausea, belching, flatulence, or uncomfortable fullness





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