digestant

[dih-jes-tuh nt, dahy-]

noun Pharmacology.

a substance that promotes digestion.

Origin of digestant

First recorded in 1870–75; digest + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for digestant

digestant

noun

a substance, such as hydrochloric acid or a bile salt, that promotes or aids digestion
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Medicine definitions for digestant

digestant

[dī-jĕstənt, dĭ-]

adj.

Aiding or stimulating digestion.

n.

A substance that aids digestion.
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