digestive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French digestif, from Late Latin dīgestīvus. Doublet of digestif.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /daɪˈdʒɛstɪv/
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Adjective[edit]

digestive (comparative more digestive, superlative most digestive)

  1. Of, relating to, or functioning in digestion.
  2. That causes or promotes digestion.
    • (Can we date this quote?), 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. (Britain, Ireland) A digestive biscuit.
    I bought a packet of chocolate digestives.
    I made a mistake and bought plain digestives instead of chocolate ones.

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digestive

  1. inflection of digestiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digestive

  1. Feminine plural of adjective digestivo.

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dīgestīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dīgestīvus