When the food starts to break down in your body and your body absorbs the nutrients, this is an example of digest.
When you are told news and the news starts to sink in and become real to you, this is an example of a time when you digest the news.
When you summarize a twenty chapter book into twenty paragraphs, this is an example of digest.
A magazine summarizing several recent news stories is an example of a digest.
Purifying the peptides in a digest.
To digest laws.
The United States Digest.
Reader's Digest is published monthly.
A weekly Email digest is sent on an email list with all the messages exchanged during a week.
It took a minute to digest the implications of the remark.
Other Word Forms
Origin of digest
- Middle English digesten from Latin dīgerere dīgest- to separate, arrange dī-, dis- apart dis– gerere to carry N., from Latin dīgesta neuter pl. of dīgestus past participle of dīgerere to separate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin digesta, neuter plural of digestus, past participle of digero (“separate”)