What does digestive mean?
Definitions for digestive
dɪˈdʒɛs tɪv, daɪ-di·ges·tive
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any substance that promotes digestion
relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion
"digestive juices"; "a digestive enzyme"; "digestive ferment"
a substance that aids digestion
of, relating to, or functioning in digestion
having the power to cause or promote digestion
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from digest.
A chilifactory menstruum, or a digestive preparation, drawn from species or individuals, whose stomachs peculiarly dissolve lapideous bodies. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 5.
The earth and sun were in that very same state; the one active, piercing, and digestive by its heat; the other passive, receptive, and stored with materials for such a production. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
To business, ripen’d by digestive thought,
This future rule is into method brought. Dryden.
An application which disposes a wound to generate matter. Richard Wiseman of Abscesses.
Etymology: from digest.
pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments
that which aids digestion, as a food or medicine
a substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration
Etymology: [F. digestif, L. digestivus.]
Of or relating to digestion.
The digestive tract is part of the body.
Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020
The numerical value of digestive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of digestive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of digestive in a Sentence
Unripe bananas contain one of the world’s richest sources of prebiotic resistant starch, which resists digestion as it travels through your gut and feeds the beneficial bacteria living in your large intestine. A well-nourished gut microbiota will multiply and diversity, leading to better gut health, good gut health is linked to reduced inflammation, improved immunity, enhanced nutrient absorption, a supported mood, and less digestive issues, all of which can help you look and feel younger! For those that do not like the taste and texture of unripe bananas, green banana flour contains resistant starch in a different form, and can easily be added to smoothies and overnight oats.
Whenever you think that life has given you a bad deal, just be thankfull that your tastebuds are at the start of your digestive system, and not the other end.
While not a panacea for all digestive issues, eating more fiber can benefit many, particularly those experiencing constipation. Both soluble and insoluble fiber are important, but for those with constipation insoluble fiber helps to add bulk to the stool and accelerate bowelmovement.
The slower the system, the longer the digestive contents have to be reabsorbed by the colon, resulting not only in decreased frequency of stools, but harder stools.
We’re learning that grains may have somewhat of a detrimental effect, babies have very immature digestive systems, so to speak, so when we introduce something that’s more of a refined grain, that takes a lot more energy from the digestive system to try to break it down and also to extract the nutrients.
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- جهاز هضميArabic
- digestiuCatalan, Valencian
- zažívací, trávicíCzech
- ruoansulatus-, digestiivinen, digestiiviFinnish
- meirbheachScottish Gaelic
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