digester

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digest + -er

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digester (plural digesters)

  1. One who, or that which, digests.
  2. (dated) A medicine or food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power.
    • Sir W. Temple
      Rice is [] a great restorer of health, and a great digester.
  3. A strong closed vessel in which bones or other substances may be subjected, usually in water or other liquid, to a temperature above that of boiling, in order to soften them.

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