un·​di·​gest·​ible ˌən-dī-ˈje-stə-bəl How to pronounce undigestible (audio)
: unable to be digested : not digestible : indigestible
… owl pellets—the balls of undigestible bones and fur coughed up by the birds …Judith Stone

Examples of undigestible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jerusalem artichoke Westend61//Getty Images Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, are a prebiotic food rich in inulin fiber, which is undigestible and reaches the colon to feed and support a flourishing gut microbiome, Sharafi says. Women's Health, 5 Apr. 2023 Some geophytes are edible raw, though others can be toxic or virtually undigestible. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 2 Jan. 2020 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, 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, 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, 11 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undigestible was in 1611

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“Undigestible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undigestible. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


un·​di·​gest·​ible -dī-ˈjes-tə-bəl How to pronounce undigestible (audio)
: not capable of being digested

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