indigestion

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noun in·di·ges·tion \ ˌin-(ˌ)dī-ˈjes-chən , -ˈjesh- \

Definition of indigestion

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

  1. The patient complained of indigestion and nausea.

  2. I like spicy foods but they always give me indigestion.

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First Known Use of indigestion

14th century



INDIGESTION Defined for English Language Learners

indigestion

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Definition of indigestion for English Language Learners

  • : an unpleasant feeling (such as pain or a burning sensation) in your stomach or chest that is caused by difficulty in digesting food


INDIGESTION Defined for Kids

indigestion

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noun in·di·ges·tion \ ˌin-dī-ˈjes-chən , -də- \

Definition of indigestion for Students

:discomfort caused by slow or painful digestion

Medical Dictionary

indigestion

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noun in·di·ges·tion \ -jes(h)-chən \

medical Definition of indigestion

1 :inability to digest or difficulty in digesting food :incomplete or imperfect digestion of food
2 :a case or attack of indigestion marked esp. 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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