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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digestion  \Di*ges"tion\  (?;  106),  n.  [F.  digestion,  L. 
  digestio.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  digesting;  reduction  to  order 
  classification;  thoughtful  consideration. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  The  conversion  of  food,  in  the  stomach  and 
  intestines,  into  soluble  and  diffusible  products,  capable 
  of  being  absorbed  by  the  blood. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  Generation  of  pus;  suppuration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digestion 
  n  1:  the  organic  process  by  which  food  is  converted  into 
  substances  that  can  be  absorbed  into  the  body 
  2:  the  process  of  decomposing  organic  matter  (as  in  sewage)  by 
  bacteria 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DIGESTION,  n.  The  conversion  of  victuals  into  virtues.  When  the 
  process  is  imperfect,  vices  are  evolved  instead  --  a  circumstance  from 
  which  that  wicked  writer,  Dr  Jeremiah  Blenn,  infers  that  the  ladies 
  are  the  greater  sufferers  from  dyspepsia. 
 
 




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