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Definition of digest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//dɪˈdʒɛst//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they digest
    he / she / it digests
    past simple digested
    -ing form digesting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] digest (something) when you digest food, or it digests, it is changed into substances that your body can use Humans cannot digest plants such as grass. You should allow a little time after a meal for the food to digest.
  2. 2[transitive] digest something to think about something so that you fully understand it He paused, waiting for her to digest the information.
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