digestion

See also: digestión

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old French digestion.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /daɪˈdʒɛstʃən/, /dɨˈdʒɛstʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛstʃən

NounEdit

digestion (countable and uncountable, plural digestions)

  1. The process, in the gastrointestinal tract, by which food is converted into substances that can be utilized by the body.
    • 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
      Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
  2. The result of this process.
  3. The ability to use this process.
  4. The processing of decay in organic matter assisted by microorganisms.
  5. The assimilation and understanding of ideas.
  6. (medicine, archaic) Generation of pus; suppuration.
  7. (chemistry) Dissolution of a sample into a solution by means of adding acid and heat.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin digestio, digestionem.

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digestion f (plural digestions)

  1. digestion

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digestion f (oblique plural digestions, nominative singular digestion, nominative plural digestions)

  1. digestion