\da͡ɪd͡ʒˈɛstəbə͡l], \daɪdʒˈɛstəbəl], \d_aɪ_dʒ_ˈɛ_s_t_ə_b_əl]\
Definitions of DIGESTIBLE
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
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By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Concoctus habilis. Capable of being digested. All food is not equally digestible, and some of the most important is the least so:- the fat of meat, for example. Certain substances, again, are entirely rebellious. The following table exhibits the time required for the stomachal digestion of different alimentary substances, in a well-known case, which fell under the care of Dr. Beaumont. The table is extracted from the Authors Human Health, Philadelphia, 1844. The most digestible substances are taken as the standard, which has been arbitrarily fixed at 1000; and accordingly, aponeurosis, the first article in the table, requiring 3 hours, whilst pigs' feet soused, rice, &c., require but one, its digestibility, compared with that of these aliments, is placed as 333 to 1000; and so of the others. It need scarcely be said, that all these tabular results apply, in strictness, to the individual concerned only; yet they afford useful comparative views, which with exceptions depending upon individual peculiarities, may be regarded as approximations applicable to mankind in general.
By Robley Dunglison