- enPR dī-jĕstʹ, IPA: /daɪˈdʒɛst/, /dəˈdʒɛst/
digest (digests, present participle digesting; past and past participle digested)
- (transitive) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application.
- to digest laws
- joining them together and digesting them into order
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
- We have cause to be glad that matters are so well digested.
(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.
- (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.
- Feelingly digest the words you speak in prayer.
- c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
- How shall this bosom multiplied digest / The senate's courtesy?
, Book of Common Prayer
- Grant that we may in such wise hear them [the Scriptures], read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them.
- To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
- I never can digest the loss of most of Origen's works.
- (transitive, chemistry) To expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
- (intransitive) To undergo digestion.
- I just ate an omelette and I'm waiting for it to digest.
- (medicine, obsolete, intransitive) To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
- (medicine, obsolete, transitive) To cause to suppurate, or generate pus, as an ulcer or wound.
- (obsolete, transitive) To ripen; to mature.
- well-digested fruits
- (obsolete, transitive) To quieten or reduce (a negative feeling, such as anger or grief)
- (distribute or arrange methodically) arrange, sort, sort out
- (separate food in the alimentary canal)
- (think over and arrange methodically in the mind) sort out
- (undergo digestion)
- French: digérer
- German: verdauen
- Italian: digerire
- Portuguese: digerir
- Russian: перева́ривать
- Spanish: digerir
- German: aufschließen
- German: verdaulich sein
- enPR dīʹjĕst, IPA: /ˈdaɪdʒɛst/, /ˈdaɪdʒəst/
digest (plural digests)
- That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
- A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged; a summary of laws.
- Comyn's Digest
- the United States Digest
- Any collection of articles, as an Internet mailing list including a week's postings, or a magazine arranging a collection of writings.
- Reader's Digest is published monthly.
- The weekly email digest contains all the messages exchanged during the past week.
- (cryptography) The result of applying a hash function to a message.
- German: Verdaute
- Portuguese: resumo