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

Examples of undigested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Pellets contain the undigested parts of food birds have eaten -- for instance, bones or teeth. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Why sea birds regurgitated thousands of rubber bands on an uninhabited British island," 23 Oct. 2019 That’s because whole flaxseed is likely to pass through your intestines undigested. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "10 Health Benefits of Flaxseed, According to a Nutritionist," 22 Oct. 2019 Some predatory birds such as owls take an additional step and spit back up pellets of undigested bone, feathers, and hair. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Rare fossil in a fossil reveals a dinosaur's surprising last meal," 11 July 2019 Tarantino’s pop sadism vents the undigested frustration of the juvenile mentality. Armond White, National Review, "Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood Is His Best Film," 26 July 2019 The star’s six arms unfold inside the stomach and steadily release ingredients over an extended period; the star stays in the stomach until the arms break off and leave the body like undigested food. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Watertown biotech Lyndra teams up with Gilead in $15m deal to treat HIV," 9 July 2019 The killifish eggs featured in the study likely withstood the swans’ digestive systems because the birds’ guts are somewhat inefficient, excreting still-undigested food in order to prepare the stomach for the next meal. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "A Swan Swallowed This Fish Egg, Pooped It Out—and Then 49 Days Later, It Hatched," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of undigested

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 16 Feb. 2020.

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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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