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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digested 
  adj  :  capable  of  undergoing  digestion;  "a  supply  of  easily 
  digested  foods" 




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