What does digestive mean?

Definitions for digestive
dɪˈdʒɛs tɪv, daɪ-di·ges·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word digestive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. digestive(adj)

    any substance that promotes digestion

  2. digestive(adj)

    relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion

    "digestive juices"; "a digestive enzyme"; "digestive ferment"


  1. digestive(Noun)

    a substance that aids digestion

  2. digestive(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or functioning in digestion

  3. digestive(Adjective)

    having the power to cause or promote digestion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Digestive(adj)

    pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments

    Etymology: [F. digestif, L. digestivus.]

  2. Digestive(noun)

    that which aids digestion, as a food or medicine

    Etymology: [F. digestif, L. digestivus.]

  3. Digestive(noun)

    a substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration

    Etymology: [F. digestif, L. digestivus.]

  4. Digestive(noun)

    a tonic

    Etymology: [F. digestif, L. digestivus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. digestive

    Of or relating to digestion.

    The digestive tract is part of the body.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

How to pronounce digestive?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say digestive in sign language?

  1. digestive


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of digestive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of digestive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of digestive in a Sentence

  1. Misti Gueron MS:

    Improving your ability to cope with chronic stress will help improve your body’s digestion and wellbeing. Research demonstrates that by practicing relaxation exercises and following lifestyle habits to calm the nervous system such as deep breathing or spending time with a supportive friend may prove helpful for virtually all digestive conditions.

  2. Taz Bhatia:

    Fatty foods take longer to move through the digestive system, which can make nausea worse and trigger acid reflux.

  3. Julie Stefanski:

    Truly staying gluten-free and eating at a restaurant or a friend's home can be frustrating sometimes. Determining the real culprits for your digestive issues may help you enjoy more foods rather than eliminating suspected sources of discomfort that really aren't the true problem.

  4. Mario Moscatelli:

    These beautiful animals end up confusing plastic garbage with food. That can lead to death as the plastic material obstructs the digestive tract.

  5. Cameron Walker:

    And instead of having a stomach on the left, which is normal, Marie Bentley stomach was on the right, marie Bentley liver, which normally occurs predominantly on the right, was predominantly on the left. Marie Bentley spleen was on the right side instead of its normal occurrence on the left. And then the rest of Marie Bentley digestive tract, the ascending colon, was inverted as well.

Images & Illustrations of digestive

  1. digestivedigestivedigestivedigestivedigestive

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for digestive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for digestive »


Find a translation for the digestive definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these digestive definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"digestive." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 14 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/digestive>.

Are we missing a good definition for digestive? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for digestive:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.