Definition of Digest

1. Noun. A periodical that summarizes the news.

Generic synonyms: Periodical



2. Verb. Convert food into absorbable substances. "The chefs digest the vegetables"; "I cannot digest milk products"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Entails: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Stomach, Predigest
Derivative terms: Digester, Digestible, Digestion, Digestive

3. Noun. Something that is compiled (as into a single book or file).
Exact synonyms: Compilation
Generic synonyms: Collection, Compendium
Derivative terms: Compile, Compile

4. Verb. Arrange and integrate in the mind. "Sam and Sue digest the movie "; "I cannot digest all this information"
Generic synonyms: Apprehend, Compass, Comprehend, Dig, Get The Picture, Grasp, Grok, Savvy
Derivative terms: Digestion

5. Verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "Sam cannot digest Sue "; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

6. Verb. Become assimilated into the body. "Protein digests in a few hours"
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Digestible, Digestive

7. Verb. Systematize, as by classifying and summarizing. "The government digested the entire law into a code"

8. Verb. Soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture.
Generic synonyms: Disintegrate

9. Verb. Make more concise. "Condense the contents of a book into a summary"
Exact synonyms: Concentrate, Condense
Generic synonyms: Abbreviate, Abridge, Contract, Cut, Foreshorten, Reduce, Shorten
Specialized synonyms: Capsule, Capsulise, Capsulize, Encapsulate, Telescope
Derivative terms: Concentration, Condensation, Condenser

10. Verb. Soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.
Generic synonyms: Break Down, Break Up, Decompose
Derivative terms: Digestion

Definition of Digest

1. v. t. To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.

2. v. i. To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.

3. n. That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles

Definition of Digest

1. Verb. (transitive) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive chemistry) To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill. ¹

6. Noun. That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles ¹

7. Noun. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged; a summary of laws. ¹

8. Noun. Any collection of articles, as an Internet mailing list "'''digest'''" including a week's postings, or a magazine arranging a collection of writings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Digest

1. to render food usable for the body [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Digest

1. 1. To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc. "Joining them together and digesting them into order." (Blair) "We have cause to be glad that matters are so well digested." (Shak) 2. To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme. 3. To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend. "Feelingly digest the words you speak in prayer." (Sir H. Sidney) "How shall this bosom multiplied digest The senate's courtesy?" (Shak) 4. To appropriate for strengthening and comfort. "Grant that we may in such wise hear them [the Scriptures], read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them." (Book of Common Prayer) 5. Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook. "I never can digest the loss of most of Origin's works." (Coleridge) 6. To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations. 7. To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound. 8. To ripen; to mature. "Well-digested fruits." (Jer. Taylor) 9. To quiet or abate, as anger or grief. Origin: L. Digestus, p. P. Of digerere to separate, arrange, dissolve, digest; di- = dis- + gerere to bear, carry, wear. See Jest. 1. To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill. 2. To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digest

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digest (current term)
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Literary usage of Digest

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1. Bibliotheca Americana: Catalogue of American Publications, Including by Orville Augustus Roorbach (1849)
"Thompson's digest of the Laws 1847, 1 vol 500 Branch's ReportĀ» 1847, 1 vol 5 00 OHIO. Hammond's Ohio Reports From 1821 to 1839, 9 vol 4500 Wright's Reports ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... and it appears affirmatively that "two-fifths of the poll tax payers (as shown by the tax receiver s digest last made out)" signed the petition, ..."

3. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress: With by Clara Egli Le Gear, Philip Lee Phillips, Library of Congress Map Division (1920)
"Analysis of the system of US land surveys, digest of the system of civil government ... 2 p. 1., 7-109, viii, x-xxiii pp. incl. 31 col. maps, illus. fol. ..."

4. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"(Being a New Edition of "Fisher's Common Law digest and Chitty's Equity Index. ... Being the digest of English Case Law, containing the Reported Decisions ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"digest, and also by the seven years' Statute ot Limitation contained in section ... digest." Amone the requests asked by the plaintiff and refused by tbe ..."

6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1903)
"[digest of the game laws of North Carolina for 1897-98.] (In " Barrows' New legislation concerning crimes, misdemeanors, etc." 1900. pp. 297-303. ..."

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