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Definition of digestive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

digestive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//daɪˈdʒestɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdʒestɪv//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdʒestɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒestɪv//
 
[only before noun]
 
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connected with the digestion of food the digestive system/tract digestive problems Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French digestif, -ive or Latin digestivus, from digest- ‘digested’, from the verb digerere, from di- ‘apart’ + gerere ‘carry’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: digestive

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