What does digest mean?

Definitions for digest
dɪˈdʒɛst, daɪ-; ˈdaɪ dʒɛstdi·gest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. digest(noun)

    a periodical that summarizes the news

  2. compilation, digest(verb)

    something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)

  3. digest(verb)

    convert food into absorbable substances

    "I cannot digest milk products"

  4. digest(verb)

    arrange and integrate in the mind

    "I cannot digest all this information"

  5. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)

    put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

  6. digest(verb)

    become assimilated into the body

    "Protein digests in a few hours"

  7. digest(verb)

    systematize, as by classifying and summarizing

    "the government digested the entire law into a code"

  8. digest(verb)

    soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture

  9. digest, condense, concentrate(verb)

    make more concise

    "condense the contents of a book into a summary"

  10. digest(verb)

    soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture

Webster Dictionary

  1. Digest(verb)

    to distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc

  2. Digest(verb)

    to separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme

  3. Digest(verb)

    to think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend

  4. Digest(verb)

    to appropriate for strengthening and comfort

  5. Digest(verb)

    hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook

  6. Digest(verb)

    to soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations

  7. Digest(verb)

    to dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound

  8. Digest(verb)

    to ripen; to mature

  9. Digest(verb)

    to quiet or abate, as anger or grief

  10. Digest(verb)

    to undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill

  11. Digest(verb)

    to suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer

  12. Digest(verb)

    that which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles

  13. Digest(verb)

    a compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest

  14. Origin: [L. digestus, p. p. of digerere to separate, arrange, dissolve, digest; di- = dis- + gerere to bear, carry, wear. See Jest.]


  1. Digest

    The Digest, also known as the Pandects, is a name given to a compendium or digest of Roman law compiled by order of the emperor Justinian I in the 6th century. The Digest was one part of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the body of civil law issued under Justinian I. The other two parts were Institutes of Justinian, and the Codex Justinianus. A fourth part, the Novels, was added later. The original Codex Justinianus was promulgated in April of 529 by the C. "Summa," which made it the only source of imperial law, repealing all earlier codifications. However, it permitted reference to ancient jurists whose writings had been regarded as authoritative. Under Theodosus II's Law of Citations, the writings of Papinian, Paulus, Ulpian, Modestinus, and Gaius were made the primary juristic authorities who could be cited in court. Others cited by them also could be referred to, but their views had to be "informed by a comparison of manuscripts." Unfortunately, these authorities often conflicted. Therefore, Justinian ordered these conflicts to be settled and fifty of these were published as the "quinquaqinta decisiones". Soon after, he further decreed that the works of these ancient writers, which totaled over 1,500 books, be condensed into fifty books. These were to be entitled, in Latin, "Digesta" or, in Greek, "Pandectae". In response to this order of December 15, 530, Tribonian created a commission of sixteen members to do the work--one government official, four professors, and eleven advocates.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Digest

    di-jest′, v.t. to dissolve food in the stomach: to soften by heat and moisture: to distribute and arrange: to prepare or classify in the mind: to think over.—v.i. to be dissolved in the stomach: to be softened by heat and moisture.—adv. Digest′edly.—n. Digest′er, one who digests: a close vessel in which by heat and pressure strong extracts are made from animal and vegetable substances.—n. Digestibil′ity.—adj. Digest′ible, that may be digested.—n. Diges′tion, the dissolving of the food in the stomach: orderly arrangement: exposing to slow heat, &c.—adj. Digest′ive, pertaining to digestion: promoting digestion.—adv. Digest′ively. [L. digerĕre, digestum, to carry asunder or dissolve—di (= dis), asunder, and gerĕre, to bear.]

  2. Digest

    dī′jest, n. a body of laws collected and arranged, esp. the Justinian code of civil laws. [L. digesta, neut. pl. of digestus, pa.p. of digerĕre, to carry apart, to arrange.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of digest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of digest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of digest in a Sentence

  1. Family Court Judge George Phelan:

    I have a lot to digest.

  2. Gordon Charlop:

    There is a lot to digest right now.

  3. Havelock Ellis:

    A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

  4. Kate Patton:

    Fiber basically helps you feel full longer and digest a lot slower.

  5. John Burke:

    The market is trying to digest exactly what's going on with the Fed.

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