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digest

noun di·gest \ ˈdī-ˌjest \

Definition of digest

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

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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

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digest

verb di·gest \ dī-ˈjest , də- \

Definition of digest

transitive verb
1 :to distribute or arrange systematically :classify
2 :to convert (food) into absorbable form
3 :to take into the mind or memory; especially :to assimilate mentally
4 a :to soften, decompose, or break down by heat and moisture or chemical action
  • DNA digested by restriction enzymes
b :to extract soluble ingredients from by warming with a liquid
5 :to compress into a short summary
6 :absorb 2
  • the capacity of the U.S. to digest immigrants
intransitive verb
1 :to digest food
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.

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Origin and Etymology of digest

Middle English, from Latin digestus


DIGEST Defined for English Language Learners

digest

noun

Definition of digest for English Language Learners

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


digest

verb

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

noun di·gest \ ˈdī-ˌjest \

Definition of digest for Students

:information in shortened form

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digest

verb di·gest \ dī-ˈjest , də- \

Definition of digest for Students

digested; digesting
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 :to think over and try to understand
  • That's a lot of information to digest.

Medical Dictionary

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digest

noun di·gest \ ˈdī-ˌjest \

medical Definition of digest

:a product of digestion

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digest

transitive verb di·gest \ dī-ˈjest , də- \

medical Definition of digest

1 :to convert (food) into absorbable form
2 a :to soften, decompose, or break down by heat and moisture or chemicals
b :to extract soluble ingredients from by warming with a liquid
intransitive verb
1 :to digest food
2 :to become digested

Law Dictionary

digest

noun di·gest \ ˈdī-ˌjest \

legal Definition of digest

: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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