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

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 Those spheres were undigested bubble tea pearls, her doctors supposedly said. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "Are Bubble Tea Pearls Safe? We Asked a Doctor for the Facts," 13 June 2019 According to Shaoxing News, a teen amassed about 100 undigested bubble tea balls inside of her stomach. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "A 14-Year-Old Girl Was Allegedly Hospitalized for Hundreds of Bubble Tea Balls Clogging Her Stomach," 12 June 2019 In this particular coprolite cast, paleontologists found crushed, undigested bone. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "Here Are 12 Things You Might Miss in the Smithsonian’s New Fossil Hall," 7 June 2019 Again, this is a bigger topic, but when the lining of your gut becomes more permeable, undigested food particles can slide into your blood stream triggering an immune system response. Steven Macari, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 9 Best Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies," 15 May 2019 Then, those samples were cleared of all the stuff that’s expected to be there, like proteins and undigested plant matter, leaving the remainder to be tested for 10 different kinds of microplastic. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Plastic found in the poop of eight people from eight different countries," 24 Oct. 2018 Fat residues, which DNA indicates came from red deer and ibex, made up about 50% of the total undigested food in his stomach, the team writes today in Current Biology. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "The ‘Iceman’s’ last meal was a high-fat feast," 12 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'undigested.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of undigested

1598, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about undigested

Statistics for undigested

Last Updated

14 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for undigested

The first known use of undigested was in 1598

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for undigested


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

Medical Definition of undigested

: not digested undigested food

Comments on undigested

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


something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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