Definitions of digestion

  1. learning and coming to understand ideas and information
  2. the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
  3. learning and coming to understand ideas and information; " his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"
  4. the process of decomposing organic matter ( as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  5. The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.
  6. The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the blood.
  7. Generation of pus; suppuration.
  8. The act of digesting; the conversion of food by the action of the gastric juices into forms that can be used by the body; mental or physical assimilation; as, the digestion of food in the stomach and the digestion of ideas in the mind.
  9. Process or power of digesting.
  10. The process of changing food in the stomach, so that it can be taken up by the blood and furnish nutriment to the body.
  11. The power to digest; the digestive functions.
  12. Mental assimilation.
  13. The process of dissolving aliment in the stomach and preparing it for nourishment; the act of methodizing and reducing to order or maturing a design; the process of maturing an ulcer or wound, and disposing it to generate pus; the operation of exposing bodies to a gentle heat to prepare them for some action on each other, or the slow action of a solvent on any substance; the process of dissolution and preparation of substances for manure, as in compost.
  14. The changing of the food in the stomach into a substance called chyme, preparatory to its being fitted for circulation and nourishment.
  15. The process by which nutrient materials are rendered absorbable by the working of various juices and mechanical action.