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Definition of digest verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    digest

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//daɪˈdʒest//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdʒest//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈdʒest//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒest//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they digest
    BrE BrE//daɪˈdʒest//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdʒest//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈdʒest//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒest//
     
    he / she / it digests
    BrE BrE//daɪˈdʒests//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdʒests//
     
    ; BrE BrE//dɪˈdʒests//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʒests//
     
    past simple digested
    BrE BrE//daɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//dɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    past participle digested
    BrE BrE//daɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//dɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʒestɪd//
     
    -ing form digesting
    BrE BrE//daɪˈdʒestɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdʒestɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//dɪˈdʒestɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈdʒestɪŋ//
     
    Diet
     
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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. Wordfinderbinge, calorie, diet, digest, eat, fattening, food, meal, restaurant, taste See related entries: Diet
  2. 2[transitive] digest something to think about something so that you fully understand it He paused, waiting for her to digest the information.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin digest- ‘distributed, dissolved, digested’, from the verb digerere, from di- ‘apart’ + gerere ‘carry’; the noun from Latin digesta ‘matters methodically arranged’, from digestus ‘divided’, from digerere.Extra examples He has to avoid fat because his body can’t digest it. Some foods are digested more easily than others. The news was hard to digest. The parent bird partially digests food in its crop. partially digested food
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