v. i.

1) To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.

2) To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.

v. t.

1) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.

2) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.

3) To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.

4) To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.

5) Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.

6) To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.

7) To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.

8) To ripen; to mature.

9) To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.

10) That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles

11) A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.

Example Sentences for


1) It was filled with so many new and wonderful things that his brain was in a whirl as he attempted to Digest them all.
2) Mussert gets set for puppet rulership Paving the way for his expected appointment as puppet ruler of Holland @ Netherlands News Digest : A Fortnightly Bulletin with News of the Netherlands - Page 143 The NSB was headed by Anton Mussert and assisted the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940
3) A message Digest can also serve as a means of reliably identifying a file ; several source code management systems , including Git , Mercurial and Monotone , use the sha1sum of various types of content -LRB- file content , directory trees , ancestry information , etc -RRB- to uniquely identify them
4) The parasympathetic nervous system can be thought of as `` rest and Digest ' as opposed to the `` fight-or-flight ' effects of the sympathetic nervous system
5) Humans and many other animals do not Digest cellulose
6) This may help to grind food , and make it easier to Digest
7) A cryptographic hash function is a transformation that takes an input -LRB- or message -RRB- and returns a fixed-size string , which is called the hash value -LRB- sometimes called a message Digest , a digital fingerprint , a Digest or a checksum -RRB-
8) A large percentage of herbivores have mutualistic gut fauna that help them Digest plant matter , which is more difficult to Digest than animal prey
9) Cockroaches are generally omnivorous with the exception of the wood-eating species such as Cryptocercus ; these roaches are incapable of Digesting cellulose themselves , but have symbiotic relationships with various protozoans and bacteria that Digest the cellulose , allowing them to extract the nutrients
10) Humans and many other animals lack an enzyme to break the beta-linkages , so they do not Digest cellulose
11) Instead of grinding teeth , they had stomach stones -LRB- gastroliths -RRB- , similar to the gizzard stones of modern birds and crocodiles , to help Digest tough plant fibers
12) Cincinnati : Writers Digest Books , p. 24 Despite its unique features , YA shares the basic parts of fiction with other stories : character , plot , setting , theme , and style
13) ' Dana was trying to Digest everything she was hearing
14) Humans and other animals have amylases , so they can Digest starches
15) Certain animals can Digest cellulose , because bacteria possessing the enzyme are present in their gut
16) Finding `` collisions ' , in which two different messages have the same message Digest
17) Herbivores are host to gut bacteria which help them Digest plant material
18) 1812 - A Digest of Pennsylvania laws could not bring itself to print the word `` buggery , ' instead printing it as `` B_GG __ Y. '
19) The data to be encoded is often called the `` message ' , and the hash value is sometimes called the message Digest or simply Digest
20) It was filled with so many new and wonderful things that his brain was in a whirl as he attempted to Digest them all.
21) It was discovered in 1836 by Theodor Schwann who also coined its name from the Greek word pepsis , meaning Digestion -LRB- peptein : to Digest -RRB-