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 : inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something
2 : a case or attack of indigestion marked especially by a burning sensation or discomfort in the upper abdomen
Examples of indigestion in a sentence
The patient complained of indigestion and nausea.
I like spicy foods but they always give me indigestion.
First Known Use of indigestion
INDIGESTION Defined for Kids
Definition of indigestion for Students
: discomfort caused by slow or painful digestion
Medical Definition of indigestion
1: inability to digest or difficulty in digesting food : incomplete or imperfect digestion of food
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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