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[dee-zhe-steef] /di ʒɛˈstif/
noun, French.
a drink of brandy, liqueur, etc., taken after a meal to aid the digestion. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for digestif
  • Coffee follows desert, along with a sweet liqueur called a digestif.
  • The best view is from the fourth-floor bar: climb the rickety staircase and have an aperitif or digestif.
British Dictionary definitions for digestif


something, esp a drink, taken as an aid to digestion, either before or after a meal
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Contemporary definitions for digestif

a foodstuff, medicine, or beverage taken to promote or aid digestion; also, alcohol drunk after a meal for this purpose


Many take fiber as a digestif.

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