digestion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French digestion. Partly displaced native Old English melting (melting, digestion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daɪˈdʒɛstʃən/, /dɨˈdʒɛstʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛstʃən

Noun[edit]

digestion (countable and uncountable, plural digestions)

  1. The process, in the gastrointestinal tract, by which food is converted into substances that can be utilized by the body.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 159:
      As for Grierson, he poured liquor into himself as if it were so much soothing syrup, demonstrating that a good digestion is the highest form of good conscience.
    • 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
      Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
  2. The result of this process.
  3. The ability to use this process.
  4. The processing of decay in organic matter assisted by microorganisms.
  5. The assimilation and understanding of ideas.
  6. (medicine, archaic) Generation of pus; suppuration.
  7. (chemistry) Dissolution of a sample into a solution by means of adding acid and heat.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dīgestiō.

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digestion f (plural digestions)

  1. digestion

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digestion f (oblique plural digestions, nominative singular digestion, nominative plural digestions)

  1. digestion

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digestion f

  1. digestion