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digest

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noun di·gest \ˈdī-ˌjest\

Definition of digest

  1. 1 :  a summation or condensation of a body of information: such asa :  a systematic compilation of legal rules, statutes, or decisionsb :  a periodical devoted to condensed versions of previously published articles

  2. 2 :  a product of digestion

Examples of digest in a Sentence

  1. a digest of the laws

  2. a digest of yesterday's departmental meeting

Origin and Etymology of digest

Middle English, systematic arrangement of laws, from Latin digesta, from neuter plural of digestus, past participle of digerere to arrange, distribute, digest, from dis- + gerere to carry


First Known Use: 14th century

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digest

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verb di·gest \dī-ˈjest, də-\

Definition of digest

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to distribute or arrange systematically :  classify

  3. 2 :  to convert (food) into absorbable form

  4. 3 :  to take into the mind or memory; especially :  to assimilate mentally

  5. 4a :  to soften, decompose, or break down by heat and moisture or chemical action DNA digested by restriction enzymesb :  to extract soluble ingredients from by warming with a liquid

  6. 5 :  to compress into a short summary

  7. 6 :  absorb 2 the capacity of the U.S. to digest immigrants

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1 :  to digest food

  10. 2 :  to become digested

Examples of digest in a Sentence

  1. He has trouble digesting certain foods.

  2. It will take me a while to digest this news.

Origin and Etymology of digest

Middle English, from Latin digestus


First Known Use: 14th century


DIGEST Defined for English Language Learners

digest

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Definition of digest for English Language Learners

  • : information or a piece of writing that has been made shorter

digest

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Definition of digest for English Language Learners

  • : to change (food that you have eaten) by a biological process into simpler forms that can be used by the body

  • : to think over and try to understand (news, information, etc.)


DIGEST Defined for Kids

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digest

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noun di·gest \ˈdī-ˌjest\

Definition of digest for Students

  1. :  information in shortened form


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digest

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verb di·gest \dī-ˈjest, də-\

Definition of digest for Students

digested

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digesting

  1. 1 :  to change or become changed into simpler forms that can be used by the body digest a meal My dinner is still digesting.

  2. 2 :  to think over and try to understand That's a lot of information to digest.


Medical Dictionary

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digest

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noun di·gest \ˈdī-ˌjest\

Medical Definition of digest

  1. :  a product of digestion


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digest

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verb di·gest \dī-ˈjest, də-\

Medical Definition of digest

  1. 1:  to convert (food) into absorbable form

  2. 2a:  to soften, decompose, or break down by heat and moisture or chemicalsb:  to extract soluble ingredients from by warming with a liquid

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  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to digest food

  6. 2:  to become digested


Law Dictionary

digest

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noun di·gest \ˈdī-ˌjest\

Legal Definition of digest

  1. :  a compilation of legal rules, statutes, or decisions systematically arranged

Origin and Etymology of digest

Latin digesta, from neuter plural of digestus, past participle of digerere to disperse, arrange



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