nondigestive

digestive

[dih-jes-tiv, dahy-]
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; Middle English < Middle French digestif < Latin dīgestīvus, equivalent to dīgest(us) (see digest) + -īvus -ive

digestively, adverb
nondigestive, adjective
postdigestive, adjective
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digestive or digestant (dɪˈdʒɛstɪv, daɪ-, daɪˈdʒɛstənt)
 
adj
1.  relating to, aiding, or subjecting to digestion: a digestive enzyme
 
n
2.  a less common word for digestant
3.  short for digestive biscuit
 
digestant or digestant
 
adj
 
n
 
di'gestively or digestant
 
adv

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digestive
late 14c. (n.); 1530s (adj.), from Fr. digestif (14c.), from L. digestivus, from digest-, pp. stem of digerere (see digest (n.)).
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digestive di·ges·tive (dī-jěs'tĭv, dĭ-)
adj.
Of or relating to digestion. n.
A digestant.

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