di·​gest·​er | \ dī-ˈje-stər How to pronounce digester (audio) , də- \

Definition of digester

1 : one that digests or makes a digest
2 : a vessel for digesting especially plant or animal materials

Examples of digester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The partnership involves mixing poultry litter with water in a closed system known as an anaerobic digester. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 July 2021 Wasatch Resource Recovery is UtahÕs first and only anaerobic digester which produces a fertilizer and natural gas from decomposing food. Shelley K. Mesch, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Sep. 2021 The company’s giant food digester will turn it into renewable natural gas and nutrient-rich soil. Caroleine James, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2021 Blue Earth will transport the scraps to Quantum Biopower in Southington, an anaerobic digester facility that converts the material into energy and compost. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 13 July 2021 The resulting organics are then squeezed out and added to a slurry that goes into the anaerobic digester. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2021 The company has built a second, larger digester which can now process over 3.2 million gallons of food waste at a time. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2021 The revenue from the project would help cover the typically high costs of installing a digester. Danielle Echeverria, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Feb. 2021 Escondido Disposal has contracts with 12 cities in San Diego County to process organic waste through the new digester, including Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Lemon Grove, El Cajon and La Mesa. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of digester

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Digester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digester. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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di·​gest·​er | \ -ˈjes-tər How to pronounce digester (audio) \

Medical Definition of digester

1 : one that digests
2 : a medicine or an article of food that aids digestion
3 also digestor : a vessel or apparatus for digesting


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