[verb dih-jest, dahy-; noun dahy-jest] /verb dɪˈdʒɛst, daɪ-; noun ˈdaɪ dʒɛst/
verb (used with object)
to convert (food) in the alimentary canal into absorbable form for assimilation into the system.
to promote the of (food).
to obtain information, ideas, or principles from; assimilate mentally:
to digest a pamphlet on nuclear waste.
to arrange methodically in the mind; think over:
to digest a plan.
to bear with patience; endure.
to arrange in convenient or methodical order; reduce to a system; classify.
to condense, abridge, or summarize.
Chemistry. to soften or disintegrate (a substance) by means of moisture, heat, chemical action, or the like.
verb (used without object)
to digest food.
to undergo , as food.
a collection or compendium, usually of literary, historical, legal, or scientific matter, especially when classified or condensed.
Biochemistry. the product of the action of an enzyme on food or other organic material.
(of food, drink, etc) partially digested
(of ideas, beliefs, etc) not entirely assimilated mentally: half-digested tenets of the latest intellectual fads
verb (dɪˈdʒɛst; daɪ-)
to subject (food) to a process of digestion
(transitive) to assimilate mentally
(chem) to soften or disintegrate or be softened or disintegrated by the action of heat, moisture, or chemicals; decompose
(transitive) to arrange in a methodical or systematic order; classify
(transitive) to reduce to a summary
(transitive) (archaic) to tolerate
a comprehensive and systematic compilation of information or material, often condensed
a magazine, periodical, etc, that summarizes news of current events
a compilation of rules of law based on decided cases
(Roman law) an arrangement of excerpts from the writings and opinions of eminent lawyers, contained in 50 books compiled by order of Justinian in the sixth century ad
“collection of writing,” late 14c., from Latin digesta, from neuter plural of digestus, literally “digested thing,” noun use of past participle of digerere “to separate, divide, arrange,” from dis- “apart” (see dis-) + gerere “to carry” (see gest).
“assimilate food in bowels,” late 14c., from Latin digestus (see digest (n.)). Related: Digested; digesting.
digest di·gest (dī-jěst’, dĭ-)
v. di·gest·ed, di·gest·ing, di·gests
noun 1. a silver coin of the U.S., equal to five cents, issued 1794–1805 and 1829–73.
noun 1. a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents. 2. a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents. noun 1. (in the US) a 50-cent piece
[duhn] /dʌn/ verb 1. past participle of 1 . 2. Nonstandard. a simple past tense of 1 . auxiliary verb 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. Nonstandard. (used with a principal verb in the past or, sometimes, present tense to indicate completed action): I done told you so. He done eat his lunch. adjective 4. […]
[half-duhz-uh n, hahf-] /ˈhælfˈdʌz ən, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. one half of a dozen; six. adjective 2. considering six as a unit; consisting of six. determiner 1. (preceded by a)