di·​gest·​ible | \ dī-ˈje-stə-bəl How to pronounce digestible (audio) , də- \

Definition of digestible

: capable of being digested

Examples of digestible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each country has unique insight into what will motivate its citizens to comply with advice from the medical community; the real challenge is in turning that knowledge into digestible, actionable information. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "To communicate about Covid-19, be more like the Netherlands," 18 Aug. 2020 In the context of global capitalism, Black Is King’s digestible amalgamation of African cultures markets the sense of nostalgia and wholeness desired by many Black people living in America, including those whose ancestors were not enslaved. Zandria Felice Robinson, The Atlantic, "Beyoncé’s Search for Home Continues on Black Is King," 15 Aug. 2020 By knitting row after row of climate data, crafters break down climate change into more digestible parts that are easier to process. Nadine Daher, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Knitting Enthusiasts Are Using Their Craft to Visualize Climate Change," 19 Feb. 2020 Envision the future in bite-size, digestible chunks. Lee Woodruff, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lessons from military caregivers amid coronavirus," 7 Aug. 2020 Sometimes the reader is in class, listening to their favorite teacher use pop culture analogies to make statistics more digestible. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Wired, "Calling Bullshit Skewers the World’s BS Merchants," 4 Aug. 2020 Veteran executives Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman waged an astonishing $1.8 billion in investments on what initially seemed an okay idea: short, digestible entertainment starring famous actors, designed to be watched on the go. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "The brief life cycle of Quibi, from promising start to industry laughingstock," 7 July 2020 Ricasoli's videos are digestible, mostly around one minute long though some, like the wine tasting video, are longer. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Are you missing vineyard visits during quarantine? Try a virtual wine tasting," 1 July 2020 And though this general message might be digestible to the average person, the holiday may offer subtleties that remain poignant, and can (in the right context) do real anti-racist work. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Wired, "Why Juneteenth Went Viral," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of digestible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Digestible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digestible. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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di·​gest·​ible | \ dī-ˈjes-tə-bəl How to pronounce digestible (audio) , də- \

Kids Definition of digestible

: possible to digest


di·​gest·​ible | \ -ˈjes-tə-bəl How to pronounce digestible (audio) \

Medical Definition of digestible

: capable of being digested

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