Definitions of digest

  1. To be digested; to be prepared by heat; to generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound; to dissolve and be prepared for manure, as substances in compost.
  2. To change in the stomach, as food; take into the physical or mental organism; assimilate.
  3. To analyze and classify; form into a digest.
  4. To tolerate; endure.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.
  9. Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
  10. To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
  11. To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.
  12. To ripen; to mature.
  13. To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.
  14. That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
  15. To arrange methodically under proper heads or titles; classify; think over and arrange in the mind; dissolve in the stomach; soften and prepare by heat.
  16. 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.
  17. To dissolve in the stomach; meditate thoroughly; classify.
  18. To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.
  19. To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
  20. To be dissolved in the stomach; to be prepared by heat.
  21. To be dissolved in the stomach: to be softened by heat and moisture. n. - DIGESTER.
  22. convert food into absorbable substances; " I cannot digest milk products"
  23. arrange and integrate in the mind; " I cannot digest all this information"
  24. To arrange under suitable heads or titles; to classify; to arrange in the mind; to separate the nutritive from the unnutritive elements of the food in the stomach; to convert into chyme; to prepare in the mind; to brook; to soften and prepare by best; to expose to a gentlo heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
  25. To distribute under suitable heads or titles; to arrange in convenient order, or with due method; to think over and arrange in the mind; to dissolve or reduce the food in the stomach; to bear with patience; in chem., to prepare by heat.
  26. a periodical that summarizes the news
  27. soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
  28. soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
  29. systematize, as by classifying and summarizing; " the government digested the entire law into a code"
  30. 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.
  31. A classification; as, a digest of laws; a classified arrangement of written or printed material; as, a literary digest.
  32. A body of laws collected and arranged, esp. the Justinian code of civil laws.
  33. A body of laws; summary.
  34. Digester.
  35. A systematic arrangement; summary; compilation.
  36. Originally a collection of Roman laws, digested or arranged under their proper beads or titles, such as the pandects of Justinian; any similar collection or summary of laws.
  37. Any compilation, abridgment, or summary of laws arranged under proper heads or titles.