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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digestive  \Di*gest"ive\,  a.  [F.  digestif  L.  digestivus.] 
  Pertaining  to  digestion;  having  the  power  to  cause  or  promote 
  digestion;  as  the  digestive  ferments. 
 
  Digestive  cheese  and  fruit  there  sure  will  be  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  {Digestive  apparatus},  the  organs  of  food  digestion,  esp.  the 
  alimentary  canal  and  glands  connected  with  it 
 
  {Digestive  salt},  the  chloride  of  potassium. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digestive  \Di*gest"ive\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  aids  digestion,  as  a  food  or  medicine. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  That  digestive  [a  cigar]  had  become  to  me  as 
  necessary  as  the  meal  itself  --Blackw.  Mag. 
 
  2.  (Med.) 
  a  A  substance  which  when  applied  to  a  wound  or  ulcer, 
  promotes  suppuration.  --Dunglison. 
  b  A  tonic.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digestive 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  having  the  power  to  cause  or  promote 
  digestion;  "digestive  juices";  "a  digestive  enzyme"; 
  "digestive  ferment" 




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