Digestion meaning

dī-jĕs'chən, dĭ-
Digestion is defined as the process of absorbing food or ideas.

An example of digestion is a person's body turning carbohydrates into energy.

An example of digestion is a student understanding a chapter they've read in a textbook.

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The process of decomposing complex organic substances into simpler substances, as by the action of enzymes or bacteria.
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Assimilation of ideas or information; understanding.
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The act or process of digesting food.
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The process of decomposing organic matter in sewage by bacteria.
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The ability to digest food.
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The absorption of ideas.
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Decomposition of sewage by bacteria.
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The process of softening or disintegrating by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.
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The process by which food is broken down into simple chemical compounds that can be absorbed and used as nutrients or eliminated by the body. In most animals, nutrients are obtained from food by the action of digestive enzymes. In humans and other higher vertebrates, digestion takes place mainly in the small intestine. In protists and some invertebrates, digestion occurs by phagocytosis.
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The decomposition of organic material, such as sewage, by bacteria.
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The process, in the gastrointestinal tract, by which food is converted into substances that can be utilized by the body.
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The result of this process.
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The ability to use this process.
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(medicine, archaic) Generation of pus; suppuration.
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Origin of digestion

  • From Old French digestion
    From Wiktionary