\da͡ɪd͡ʒˈɛst͡ʃən], \daɪdʒˈɛstʃən], \d_aɪ_dʒ_ˈɛ_s_tʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of DIGESTION
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By Noah Webster.
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The process whereby the ingested food is converted into material suitable for assimilation with consequent upbuilding of the tissues or the liberation of energy.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
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.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
Digestio, from digere, 'to dissolve;' Coctio, C. Ciborum, Pepsis, Digestive Process. Digestion is a function, by means of which alimentary substances, when introduced into the digestive canal, undergo different alterations. The object of this is to convert them into two parts; the one, a reparatory juice, destined to renew the perpetual waste occurring in the economy: the other, deprived of its nutritious properties, to be rejected from the body. This function is composed of a series of organic actions, differing according to the particular organization of the animal. In man they are eight in number, viz: 1. Prehension of food. 2. Mastication. 3. Insalivation. 4. Deglutition. 5. Action of the stomach. 6. Action of the small intestine. 7. Action of the large intestine. 8. Expulsion of the faeces.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The physical and chemical changes which nutrient material undergoes under the influence of digestive ferments to render it soluble, diffusible, and assimilable. These changes occur (a) in the digestive apparatus of animals; (b) on the leaves of insectivorous plants; (c) in the tissues of animals and plants; (d) outside the living organism.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe