digestant

digestant

[dih-jes-tuhnt, dahy-]
noun Pharmacology.
a substance that promotes digestion.

Origin:
1870–75; digest + -ant

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digestant (dɪˈdʒɛstənt, daɪ-)
 
n
a substance, such as hydrochloric acid or a bile salt, that promotes or aids digestion

digestive or digestant (dɪˈdʒɛstɪv, daɪ-, daɪˈdʒɛstənt)
 
adj
1.  relating to, aiding, or subjecting to digestion: a digestive enzyme
 
n
2.  a less common word for digestant
3.  short for digestive biscuit
 
digestant or digestant
 
adj
 
n
 
di'gestively or digestant
 
adv

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

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