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[in-di-jes-tuh-buh l, -dahy-] /ˌɪn dɪˈdʒɛs tə bəl, -daɪ-/
not digestible; not easily digested.
Origin of indigestible
1520-30; < Late Latin indīgestibilis. See in-3, digestible
Related forms
indigestibility, indigestibleness, noun
indigestibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for indigestible
  • But no matter what he calls it, it's still indigestible.
  • It chewed up the cloth and used special enzymes to convert the indigestible cellulose into simple sugars.
  • But the words on the page were clusters of consonants, as indigestible as bricks.
  • If they survive this gauntlet, plastic pollution might choke them or fills their guts with worthless, indigestible junk.
  • Milk is indigestible only to some people, but cyanide is poisonous to all.
  • They don't put dried foods in a bomb calorimeter because you would be burning indigestible fiber.
  • Their integration may take a little longer, but they are not indigestible.
  • Most authorities are of opinion that cheese is indigestible, yet even on this point doctors cannot agree.
  • To them, this incredibly large selection of stations is indigestible.
  • Many people have a notion that cheese is indigestible and constipating.
British Dictionary definitions for indigestible


incapable of being digested or difficult to digest
difficult to understand or absorb mentally: an indigestible book
Derived Forms
indigestibility, indigestibleness, noun
indigestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indigestible

late 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + digestible; or else from Late Latin indigestibilis. Related: Indigestibility.

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