follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

indigestion

[in-di-jes-chuh n, -dahy-] /ˌɪn dɪˈdʒɛs tʃən, -daɪ-/
noun
1.
uncomfortable inability or difficulty in digesting food; dyspepsia.
2.
an instance or case of indigestion.
Origin of indigestion
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin indīgestiōn- (stem of indīgestiō). See in-2, digestion
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for indigestion
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for indigestion

indigestion

/ˌɪndɪˈdʒɛstʃən/
noun
1.
difficulty in digesting food, accompanied by abdominal pain, heartburn, and belching Technical name dyspepsia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for indigestion
n.

late 14c., from Old French indigestion (13c.), from Late Latin indigestionem (nominative indigestio), from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + digestionem (see digestion).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
indigestion in Medicine

indigestion in·di·ges·tion (ĭn'dĭ-jěs'chən, -dī-)
n.

  1. The inability to digest or a difficulty in properly digesting food in the alimentary tract.

  2. Abdominal discomfort or illness resulting from this inability or difficulty.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
indigestion in Science
indigestion
  (ĭn'dĭ-jěs'chən)   
See dyspepsia.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for indigestion

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for indigestion

13
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for indigestion