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digester

[dih-jes-ter, dahy-] /dɪˈdʒɛs tər, daɪ-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that digests.
2.
Also, digestor. Chemistry. an apparatus in which substances are softened or disintegrated by moisture, heat, chemical action, or the like.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; digest + -er1
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  • The green up program includes electricity from wind, solar, hydro and methane digester from landfills.
  • In its simplest form, an enclosed digester allows the anaerobic organisms to break down manure and capture the methane produced.
  • The digester was in the back yard, connected to the house by a pipe.
  • Microorganisms perform the decomposition process in an anaerobic digester, which can be designed in several ways.
  • Manure is loaded into a digester-which is basically a large tank.
  • Burning methane in a digester reduces greenhouse gas emissions from manure management.
  • digester designs are common civil engineering practice.
British Dictionary definitions for digester

digester

/dɪˈdʒɛstə; daɪ-/
noun
1.
(chem) an apparatus or vessel, such as an autoclave, in which digestion is carried out
2.
a less common word for digestant
3.
a person or thing that digests
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