un·​di·​gest·​ed | \ ˌən-dī-ˈje-stəd How to pronounce undigested (audio) , -də- \

Definition of undigested

: not digested undigested food Their remarks … have a somewhat disconnected, intellectually undigested quality.— Maggie Scarf

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Recent Examples on the Web Bezoar stones are solid masses of undigested food or fibers found in the stomach of animals—just the thing, people (erroneously) thought, to drop into a drink to neutralize the effects of any poison. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "Nature's Toxic Gifts: The Deadly Story of Poison," 4 Oct. 2020 The post goes on to claim that drinking water while eating prevents the body from absorbing nutrients properly, causes bloating and leaking of undigested food into your system. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Drinking water while eating does not lead to digestive issues," 20 Aug. 2020 At worst, what follows is an undigested lesson plan for the whole Hunger Games idea, clashing exposition with familiar story beats. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes review: Hunger Games prequel's darkly funny, way too long," 19 May 2020 Owl pellets, or undigested masses of bones and fur regurgitated by owls, are a popular dissection project for fifth graders, and Gilliam gets a large shipment each year. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, "Teacher Appreciation Week: They wanted respect. It only took a coronavirus pandemic and worldwide economic collapse.," 4 May 2020 In a worrying sign for Antarctic wildlife, Borowicz has started finding bits of plastic in bird boluses, lumps of undigested food that birds regurgitate as part of the feeding process. Time, "Plastics Still Manage to Reach the End of the World. One Organization Is Trying to Make Sure Polluters Are Held Responsible," 9 Apr. 2020 In a few of the Hirondellea, the researchers found undigested particles of organic carbon. Carl Zimmer, The Atlantic, "Nuclear Tests Marked Life on Earth With a Radioactive Spike," 20 Mar. 2020 After a patient swallows the ordinary-looking capsule, the star’s six arms unfold inside the stomach and steadily release ingredients for a week; then the arms break off and leave the body like undigested food. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "How swallowing a star might keep you from missing a dose of medicine," 16 Jan. 2020 The scavenging species feeds mostly on carrion, and undigested fur and bones are commonly found at the base of communications towers within which vultures roost. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Feces from a giant kettle of vultures is disrupting CBP communications on the US-Mexico border," 10 Jan. 2020

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Undigested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undigested. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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un·​di·​gest·​ed | \ ˌən-dī-ˈjest-əd How to pronounce undigested (audio) \

Medical Definition of undigested

: not digested undigested food

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