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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digest  \Di*gest"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Digested};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Digesting}.]  [L.  digestus  p.  p.  of  digerere  to  separate, 
  arrange,  dissolve,  digest;  di-  =  dis-  +  gerere  to  bear, 
  carry,  wear.  See  {Jest}.] 
  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.  (Physiol.)  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.  (Chem.)  To  soften  by  heat  and  moisture;  to  expose  to  a 
  gentle  heat  in  a  boiler  or  matrass,  as  a  preparation  for 
  chemical  operations. 
 
  7.  (Med.)  To  dispose  to  suppurate,  or  generate  healthy  pus, 
  as  an  ulcer  or  wound. 
 
  8.  To  ripen;  to  mature.  [Obs.] 
 
  Well-digested  fruits.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  9.  To  quiet  or  abate,  as  anger  or  grief. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digest  \Di*gest"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  undergo  digestion;  as  food  digests  well  or  ill. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  To  suppurate;  to  generate  pus,  as  an  ulcer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digest  \Di"gest\,  n.  [L.  digestum  pl  digesta,  neut.,  fr 
  digestus  p.  p.:  cf  F.  digeste.  See  {Digest},  v.  t.] 
  That  which  is  digested;  especially,  that  which  is  worked 
  over  classified,  and  arranged  under  proper  heads  or  titles; 
  esp.  (Law),  A  compilation  of  statutes  or  decisions 
  analytically  arranged.  The  term  is  applied  in  a  general  sense 
  to  the  Pandects  of  Justinian  (see  {Pandect}),  but  is  also 
  specially  given  by  authors  to  compilations  of  laws  on 
  particular  topics;  a  summary  of  laws;  as  Comyn's  Digest;  the 
  United  States  Digest. 
 
  A  complete  digest  of  Hindu  and  Mahommedan  laws  after 
  the  model  of  Justinian's  celebrated  Pandects.  --Sir  W. 
  Jones. 
 
  They  made  a  sort  of  institute  and  digest  of  anarchy, 
  called  the  Rights  of  Man.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digest 
  n  1:  a  periodical  that  summarizes  the  news 
  2:  something  that  is  compiled  (as  into  a  single  book  or  file) 
  [syn:  {compilation}] 
  v  1:  convert  food  into  absorbable  substances;  "I  cannot  digest 
  milk  products" 
  2:  arrange  and  integrate  in  the  mind;  "I  cannot  digest  all  this 
  information" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  digest 
 
  A  periodical  collection  of  messages  which  have  been  posted  to 
  a  {newsgroup}  or  {mailing  list}.  A  digest  is  prepared  by  a 
  {moderator}  who  selects  articles  from  the  group  or  list, 
  formats  them  and  adds  a  contents  list.  The  digest  is  then 
  either  mailed  to  an  alternative  {mailing  list}  or  posted  to  an 
  alternative  newsgroup. 
 
  Some  {news  reader}s  and  {electronic  mail}  programs  provide 
  commands  to  undigestify"  a  digest,  i.e.  to  split  it  up  into 
  individual  articles  which  may  then  be  read  and  saved  or 
  discarded  separately. 
 
 




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