di·​gest·​ible | \-ˈjes-tə-bəl \

Definition of digestible 

: capable of being digested

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For the most part, our collections and our basics are really clean and digestible. Sam Schube, GQ, "John Elliott Designed a Brand-New Sneaker for LeBron James," 23 May 2018 In response, Hollywood has nimbly absorbed its critiques and converted them into inspirational messaging and digestible branding exercises, just in time for the unfurling of the red carpets. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "Hollywood Uses the Very Women It Exploited to Change the Subject," 24 Jan. 2018 In fact, Moulton’s used the ’80s as an enjoyable and easily digestible entry point into more complex themes. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Fact and Fiction Collide Inside an Exhibit Inspired by a “Forgotten” L.A. Legend—and Beverly Hills Cop," 12 June 2018 Cloak & Dagger isn’t pulling any punches in the name of easily digestible television. refinery29.com, "Teen TV Is Darker Than Dark & Cloak And Dagger Is The Proof," 8 June 2018 The reason why this show is so digestible in the dark reality of it is because there is the comedy. Mike Bloom, The Hollywood Reporter, "'GLOW' Stars Wrestle With Inclusion and Satire Through Stereotypes," 5 July 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp completes its full arc in a smooth 36, give or take, along with a comfortably digestible two-hour run time. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Importance of Small Stories in Big Universes," 5 July 2018 My mother sat me down and agreed with me that Pa had been very wrong in his actions, and then gave me a digestible, child-sized explanation of 19th-century child-raising norms. Constance Grady, Vox, "Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books are beautiful. They are also filled with racism.," 26 June 2018 Rhythm Nation was Janet’s mission statement, a militant call to action that proved pop music can in fact be both boldly political and digestible for a massive mainstream audience. Bianca Gracie, Billboard, "What She's Done for Us: The Essential Guide to Janet Jackson's Career," 17 May 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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