indigestion

noun

in·​di·​ges·​tion ˌin-(ˌ)dī-ˈjes-chən How to pronounce indigestion (audio)
-ˈjesh-
1
: inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something
2
: a case or attack of indigestion marked especially by a burning sensation or discomfort in the upper abdomen

Examples of indigestion in a Sentence

The patient complained of indigestion and nausea. I like spicy foods but they always give me indigestion.
Recent Examples on the Web For example, antibiotics treat UTIs, prescription-strength antacids can help relieve belly button pain related to indigestion, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can treat a peptic ulcer.18917 Surgery is necessary for some causes of belly button pain. Lindsay Curtis, Health, 10 July 2024 Spicy foods: These foods can trigger heartburn or indigestion in some people. Aviv Joshua, Verywell Health, 9 July 2024 The suit alleges that within hours of eating at Hereford House, members of the group showed symptoms of food poisoning, including vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, discomfort, fatigue, weakness, nausea, stomach cramps and body aches. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 25 June 2024 Women may also present with upset stomach symptoms like burning chest, burping, and indigestion. Lauryn Higgins, Flow Space, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for indigestion 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of indigestion was in the 14th century

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“Indigestion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indigestion. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

indigestion

noun
in·​di·​ges·​tion ˌin-dī-ˈjes-chən How to pronounce indigestion (audio)
-də-
1
: inability to digest or difficulty in digesting something
2
: a case or attack of indigestion marked especially by a burning or uncomfortable feeling in the upper stomach

Medical Definition

indigestion

noun
in·​di·​ges·​tion -jes(h)-chən How to pronounce indigestion (audio)
1
: inability to digest or difficulty in digesting food : incomplete or imperfect digestion of food
2
: a case or attack of indigestion marked especially by pain, discomfort, or a burning sensation in the upper abdomen often accompanied by abdominal bloating, nausea, belching, flatulence, or uncomfortable fullness

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