follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

digestive

[dih-jes-tiv, dahy-] /dɪˈdʒɛs tɪv, daɪ-/
adjective
1.
serving for or pertaining to digestion; having the function of digesting food:
the digestive tract.
2.
promoting digestion.
noun
3.
a substance promoting digestion.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French digestif < Latin dīgestīvus, equivalent to dīgest(us) (see digest) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
digestively, adverb
nondigestive, adjective
postdigestive, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for nondigestive

digestive

/dɪˈdʒɛstɪv; daɪ-/
adjective
1.
relating to, aiding, or subjecting to digestion a digestive enzyme
noun
2.
a less common word for digestant
3.
short for digestive biscuit
Derived Forms
digestively, adverb
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 nondigestive
digestive
late 14c. (n.); 1530s (adj.), from Fr. digestif (14c.), from L. digestivus, from digest-, pp. stem of digerere (see digest (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
nondigestive in Medicine

digestive di·ges·tive (dī-jěs'tĭv, dĭ-)
adj.
Of or relating to digestion. n.
A digestant.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for digestive

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for nondigestive

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends