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digestant

[dih-jes-tuh nt, dahy-] /dɪˈdʒɛs tənt, daɪ-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a substance that promotes digestion.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; digest + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for digestant

digestant

/dɪˈdʒɛstənt; daɪ-/
noun
1.
a substance, such as hydrochloric acid or a bile salt, that promotes or aids digestion

digestive

/dɪˈdʒɛstɪv; daɪ-/
adjective
1.
relating to, aiding, or subjecting to digestion a digestive enzyme
noun
2.
a less common word for digestant
3.
short for digestive biscuit
Derived Forms
digestively, adverb
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digestant in Medicine

digestant di·ges·tant (dī-jěs'tənt, dĭ-)
adj.
Aiding or stimulating digestion. n.
A substance that aids digestion.

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