di·​gest·​ible | \ -ˈjes-tə-bəl \

Definition of digestible

: capable of being digested

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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 When choosing treats, pick something that’s healthy and digestible, such as apples, bananas, blueberries, and carrots. Shelby Deering, Country Living, "Ask a Country Vet: How Can I Keep My Sporting Dog Healthy and Happy?," 11 Sep. 2018 Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (October 11) Samin Nosrat’s James Beard Award–winning book comes to life in four easily digestible episodes. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "The 3 New Netflix Shows We’re Most Excited About This Fall," 17 Sep. 2018 She and other legislators should require themselves to disaggregate such proposals into digestible (or otherwise) morsels. WSJ, "Sen. Warren’s Blast at Capitalism and Property," 20 Aug. 2018 Though both bodegas stand out for their expert tours and massive barrel rooms, Codorníu has a slight edge over Freixenet for its modernist architecture, underground train, and easily digestible museum. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Spanish Wine Country," 7 Mar. 2018 Fusing murder and music, the 18-episode (and counting) Disgraceland recounts some of the most outrageous, shocking behaviors of the 20th century's most influential musical icons in digestible 30-minute episodes. Allie Volpe, Teen Vogue, "10 Best Crime Podcasts," 30 Aug. 2018 The high school scenes also get played up to the point of satire, which makes any awkward teenspeak more digestible. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Assassination Nation is a vicious, cathartic horror film about misogyny," 21 Sep. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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di·​gest·​ible | \ dī-ˈjes-tə-bəl , də-\

Kids Definition of digestible

: possible to digest


di·​gest·​ible | \ -ˈjes-tə-bəl \

Medical Definition of digestible

: capable of being digested

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