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[in-di-jes-tuh-buh l, -dahy-]
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  1. not digestible; not easily digested.

Origin of indigestible

From the Late Latin word indīgestibilis, dating back to 1520–30. See in-3, digestible
Related formsin·di·gest·i·bil·i·ty, in·di·gest·i·ble·ness, nounin·di·gest·i·bly, adverb
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  1. incapable of being digested or difficult to digest
  2. difficult to understand or absorb mentallyan indigestible book
Derived Formsindigestibility or indigestibleness, nounindigestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indigestible


late 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + digestible; or else from Late Latin indigestibilis. Related: Indigestibility.

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