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Meaning of DIGESTION

Pronunciation:  di'jeschun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  learning and coming to understand ideas and information
  2. [n]  the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
  3. [n]  the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria

DIGESTION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: acquisition, biological process, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, gastric digestion, learning, organic process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*ges"tion\ (?; 106), n. [F. digestion, L.
1. The act or process of digesting; reduction to order;
   classification; thoughtful consideration.

2. (Physiol.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and
   intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable
   of being absorbed by the blood.

3. (Med.) Generation of pus; suppuration.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: process the body uses to break down food into simple substances for energy, growth, and cell repair.
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