predigestion

noun
pre·​di·​ges·​tion | \ ˌprē-dī-ˈjes-chən How to pronounce predigestion (audio) , -ˈjesh- \

Definition of predigestion

: artificial or natural partial digestion of food enzymatic predigestion microbial predigestion

First Known Use of predigestion

1833, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about predigestion

Time Traveler for predigestion

Time Traveler

The first known use of predigestion was in 1833

See more words from the same year

Statistics for predigestion

Cite this Entry

“Predigestion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predigestion. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for predigestion

predigestion

noun
pre·​di·​ges·​tion | \ -ˈjes(h)-chən How to pronounce predigestion (audio) \

Medical Definition of predigestion

: artificial or natural partial digestion of food especially for use in cases of illness or impaired digestion

Comments on predigestion

What made you want to look up predigestion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!