digestive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French digestif, from Late Latin digestivus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digestive (comparative more digestive, superlative most digestive)

  1. of, relating to, or functioning in digestion
  2. having the power to cause or promote digestion
    • Herman Melville, Omoo
      While the doctor and the natives were taking a digestive nap after dinner, I strolled forth to have a peep at the country which could produce so generous a meal.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

digestive (plural digestives)

  1. a substance that aids digestion
  2. (UK, Ireland) digestive biscuit
    I bought a packet of chocolate digestives.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digestive

  1. feminine plural of digestivo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dīgestīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dīgestīvus