Digestion Definition

dī-jĕschən, dĭ-
noun
The process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed and assimilated by a living organism. In most animals it is accomplished in the digestive tract by the mechanical and enzymatic breakdown of foods into simpler chemical compounds.
American Heritage Medicine
The act or process of digesting food.
Webster's New World
The ability to digest food.
Webster's New World
Decomposition of sewage by bacteria.
Webster's New World
The absorption of ideas.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Digestion

Noun

Singular:
digestion
Plural:
digestions

Origin of Digestion

  • From Old French digestion

    From Wiktionary

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