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indigestion

[in-di-jes-chuh n, -dahy-] /ˌɪn dɪˈdʒɛs tʃən, -daɪ-/
noun
1.
uncomfortable inability or difficulty in digesting food; dyspepsia.
2.
an instance or case of indigestion.
Origin of indigestion
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin indīgestiōn- (stem of indīgestiō). See in-2, digestion
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  • Grandfather Iden ate pig in every shape and form, that is, he mumbled the juice out of it, and never complained of indigestion.

    Amaryllis at the Fair Richard Jefferies
  • I assure you, my child, all low spirits come from indigestion.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • These complaints were the consequence of indigestion, brought on by writing for several hours together.

    The Death of Lord Nelson William Beatty
  • Even candy is responsible for thousands of cases of indigestion.

  • Decidedly, I must have had a bad attack of indigestion that night!

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for indigestion

indigestion

/ˌɪndɪˈdʒɛstʃən/
noun
1.
difficulty in digesting food, accompanied by abdominal pain, heartburn, and belching Technical name dyspepsia
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Word Origin and History for indigestion
n.

late 14c., from Old French indigestion (13c.), from Late Latin indigestionem (nominative indigestio), from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + digestionem (see digestion).

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indigestion in Medicine

indigestion in·di·ges·tion (ĭn'dĭ-jěs'chən, -dī-)
n.

  1. The inability to digest or a difficulty in properly digesting food in the alimentary tract.

  2. Abdominal discomfort or illness resulting from this inability or difficulty.

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indigestion in Science
indigestion
  (ĭn'dĭ-jěs'chən)   
See dyspepsia.
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