Different types of alcohol—whether it's made in a barrel from barley or bottled from grapes—are digested in distinctive ways.
Whey is digested and used quickly, making it ideal after weight lifting.
One shudders to think of how Brazilian society would have digested a defeat in the round of 16.
"assimilate food in bowels," late 14c., from Latin digestus (see digest (n.)). Related: Digested; digesting.
digest di·gest (dī-jěst', dĭ-)
v. di·gest·ed, di·gest·ing, di·gests
To convert food into simpler chemical compounds that can be absorbed and assimilated by the body, as by chemical and muscular action in the alimentary canal.
To soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.