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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 of predigest
1655-1665
1655-65; pre- + digest
Related forms
predigestion, noun
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  • The baby needed, not the Infinite, but finite stimulants and predigested foods.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • (b) Tell why cereals that have been toasted are said to be predigested.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • A great amount of discussion, pro and con, has been raised over the subject of predigested food.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • Of late years the stomach has been greatly aided in its functions by prepared or predigested foods.

  • In such cases lactose, eggs and some of the predigested casein or beef preparations are found to be valuable.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • I'll take what science I get in another way—put up in predigested packages or bottled—any way but the fishy way.

    The Stolen Singer Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  • Dignified and important, he loudly proclaims the predigested food of his college as the sole source of all wisdom.

  • Society works and hands over its predigested food to such social parasites amongst ourselves.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • With young children some of the predigested liquid beef preparations, such as liquid peptonoids, are found valuable.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • Some of the disadvantages of predigested foods have been noted, and their prices are usually so exorbitant that eggs at 2s.

British Dictionary definitions for predigested

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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predigested 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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