[ dih-jes-ter, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈdʒɛs tər, daɪ- /


a person or thing that digests.
Also di·ges·tor .Chemistry. an apparatus in which substances are softened or disintegrated by moisture, heat, chemical action, or the like.

Origin of digester

First recorded in 1570–80; digest + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for digester

/ (dɪˈdʒɛstə, daɪ-) /


chem an apparatus or vessel, such as an autoclave, in which digestion is carried out
a less common word for digestant
a person or thing that digests
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