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

Definition of digestible

: capable of being digested

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More people are now viewing content on their mobile devices than on televisions, and Netflix and YouTube are catering to more easily digestible shows. Dan Reilly, Fortune, "'The Office' Is Leaving Netflix and Your Streaming Bills Will Keep Piling Up," 26 June 2019 Every day was breaking big components into smaller digestible, how-to-solve problems. Lily Shaw, Twin Cities, "Startup Showcase: Minivan’s necessity drove this mom to invention," 16 June 2019 Wotus has been open to new ideas, incorporating the avalanche of numbers into his own system for defensive shifting, and making the data digestible for players. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Dom Amore: Colchester’s Ron Wotus, baseball lifer, has earned a chance to manage," 10 June 2019 The Castro sprinted through it in just one day, and drew huge crowds in the process, while the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is dividing it into four digestible parts. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, "Epic ‘War and Peace’ film invades Berkeley Film Archive," 5 June 2019 What felt different about these simple, digestible pieces was their sense of warmth. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Francesco Fucci’s New Vision for Theory Is All About Vibes," 2 Nov. 2018 The newsletter, known for its quippy voice and digestible explainers on nuanced issues, has become a pillar of information for c-suite career women and college students alike. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "The Founders of theSkimm Launch Their Debut Book: 'How to Skimm Your Life'," 25 Mar. 2019 Kerr has been known to seek out Gelfand in the final hour before tipoff in search of one more easily digestible statistic to help slam home his pregame messaging. Marc Stein, New York Times, "The Left Side of Steve Kerr’s Brain," 7 June 2018 Ling Ma’s debut novel tackles countless themes—immigration, work culture, family, capitalism, and the confusing aimlessness of your early 20s—with a dry wit that keeps the horrific digestible, the repetitive laughable, and the pages turning. Marie Claire, "These Are the Best Books of 2018, According to Our Editors," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of digestible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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