Definition of Digester

1. Noun. Autoclave consisting of a vessel in which plant or animal materials are digested.

Generic synonyms: Autoclave, Steriliser, Sterilizer
Derivative terms: Digest



Definition of Digester

1. n. One who digests.

Definition of Digester

1. Noun. One who, or that which, digests. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Digester

1. an apparatus in which substances are softened or decomposed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Digester

1. 1. One who digests. 2. A medicine or an article of food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power. "Rice is . . . A great restorer of health, and a great digester." (Sir W. Temple) 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digester

digenea
digenean
digeneses
digenetic
digenite
digenites
digerati
digermane
digermanes
digest
digestant
digested
digestedly
digester (current term)
digesters
digestibilities
digestibility
digestible
digestibleness
digestif
digestifs
digesting
digestion
digestions
digestive
digestive apparatus
digestive biscuit
digestive enzymes

Literary usage of Digester

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1. Modern Pulp and Paper Making: A Practical Treatise by George Strong Witham (1920)
"Head: The "head" or cover of the digester is removable. It is fastened to a casting which forms the top rim of the digester proper by means of clamps which ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"digester is the name of a strong kettle or pot of small dimensions, ... Chevreul has made a useful application of the digester to vegetable analysis. ..."

3. Contributions by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sanitary Research Laboratory and Sewage Experiment Station (1909)
"4 For one charge of a digester of average dimensions, 12.8 by 34 feet, ... THE digester. The digester consists of an upright steel cylindrical shell with a ..."

4. Recreations in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy by Jacques Ozanam, Jean Etienne Montucla (1814)
"... digester acquires such a degree, that it is capable of performing operations, for which common boiling water is absolutely insufficient. ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1905)
"This digester is heated by live steam. The steam line enters the top and extends to ... At the bottom of the digester there is a perforated plate, or cone, ..."

6. Transactions by National Safety Council, Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (1919)
"Sulphate Cooking: The sulphate digester is generally a small digester yielding ... It may be a tumbling digester or stationary. It should always be welded ..."

7. Engineering Chemistry by Thomas Bliss Stillman (1900)
"... digester for their deleterious influence. They are to be so arranged in a ... digester that they are not touched by the water directly, ..."

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