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predigest

[pree-di-jest, -dahy-] /ˌpri dɪˈdʒɛst, -daɪ-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to treat (food) by an artificial process analogous to digestion so that, when taken into the body, it is more easily digestible.
2.
to make simpler or plainer, as for easier understanding.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; pre- + digest
Related forms
predigestion, noun
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  • We in the west have a real predigest towards insects as food.
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predigest

/ˌpriːdaɪˈdʒɛst; -dɪ-/
verb
1.
(transitive) to treat (food) artificially to aid subsequent digestion in the body
Derived Forms
predigestion, noun
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predigest in Medicine

predigest pre·di·gest (prē'dī-jěst', -dĭ-)
v. pre·di·gest·ed, pre·di·gest·ing, pre·di·gests
To subject food to partial digestion, usually through an enzymatic or chemical process, before being eaten.


pre'di·ges'tion n.
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