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[dih-jes-tuh-buh l, dahy-] /dɪˈdʒɛs tə bəl, daɪ-/
capable of being digested; readily digested.
Origin of digestible
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin dīgestibilis < Latin dīgest(us) (see digest) + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
digestibility, noun
digestibly, adverb
nondigestibility, noun
nondigestible, adjective
nondigestibleness, noun
nondigestibly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Science needs to be made available to the public in a digestible non-sensational way.
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  • Rice doesn't have to be cooked to be digestible, only the outer shell has to be broken to release some nutritional value.
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  • People try to filter out the details to get to something digestible.
  • It is not intended as a precise predictor of exchange rates, but a tool to make economic theory more digestible.
  • The purpose was to make it more digestible, not sanitary.
  • It was never intended as a precise predictor of currency movements, but as a tool to make exchange-rate theory more digestible.
  • It breaks starch molecules into more digestible fragments.
British Dictionary definitions for digestible


/dɪˈdʒɛstəbəl; daɪ-/
capable of being digested or easy to digest
Derived Forms
digestibility, digestibleness, noun
digestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for digestible

late 14c., from Old French digestible, from Latin digestibilis, from past participle stem of digerere (see digest (n.)).

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