digestibility

noun
di·​gest·​ibil·​i·​ty | \ dī-ˌje-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce digestibility (audio) , də-\
plural digestibilities

Definition of digestibility

1 : the fitness of something for digestion
2 : the percentage of a foodstuff taken into the digestive tract that is absorbed into the body

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Our objective is to preserve the characteristics of Bordeaux — freshness, elegance, balance, digestibility and aromatic complexity. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Climate change is reshaping wine as we know it," 7 June 2019 Yet the smell does not seem to bother Harry Wichers, a biochemist who spends hours in the SHIME lab, studying the digestibility of various proteins. Marta Zaraska, Discover Magazine, "Raising the Steaks: How One City in the Netherlands Wants to Feed the World," 13 Mar. 2019 Today most nutritionists, obesity experts, and physicians argue that the easy digestibility the Kelloggs worked so hard to achieve is not such a good thing. Howard Markel, Smithsonian, "The Secret Ingredient in Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Is Seventh-Day Adventism," 28 July 2017 Indeed, digestibility is in a way part of Le Puy’s charter. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Bordeaux Estate Makes Fine Wines Naturally," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of digestibility

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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digestibility

noun
di·​gest·​ibil·​i·​ty | \ -ˌjes-tə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce digestibility (audio) \
plural digestibilities

Medical Definition of digestibility

1 : the fitness of something for digestion
2 : the percentage of a foodstuff taken into the digestive tract that is absorbed into the body

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