un·​di·​gest·​ible | \ ˌən-dī-ˈje-stə-bəl How to pronounce undigestible (audio) , -də- \

Definition of undigestible

: unable to be digested : not digestible : indigestible … owl pellets—the balls of undigestible bones and fur coughed up by the birds …— Judith Stone

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Recent Examples on the Web Foods high in undigestible fiber include things like bananas, garlic, onions, artichokes, and chickpeas, Dr. Ravella says, which are good items to pair alongside other high sources of fiber ASAP. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "9 Safe Ways to Make Yourself Poop for Instant Relief, According to Doctors," 13 Sep. 2020 While most people can safely include and benefit from whole and minimally processed forms of soy in their diet, soy is a top allergen and many soy foods contain those undigestible carbs (those FODMAPs again) that can trigger GI distress. NBC News, "5 seemingly unhealthy foods that are actually good for you," 26 Nov. 2019 But a lot of the people behind the doors on which Ms. Lamonte knocked spend a lot of time being fed undigestible propaganda that appeals to prejudices in them that already exist. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Are Americans Going to Vote Their Hopes, or Vote Their Fears?," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of undigestible

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Undigestible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undigestible. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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un·​di·​gest·​ible | \ -dī-ˈjes-tə-bəl How to pronounce undigestible (audio) \

Medical Definition of undigestible

: not capable of being digested

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