digestible

[ dih-jes-tuh-buh l, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈdʒɛs tə bəl, daɪ- /

adjective

capable of being digested; readily digested.

Nearby words

  1. digenetic,
  2. digerati,
  3. digest,
  4. digestant,
  5. digester,
  6. digestif,
  7. digestion,
  8. digestive,
  9. digestive biscuit,
  10. digestive gland

Origin of digestible

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin dīgestibilis < Latin dīgest(us) (see digest) + -ibilis -ible

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British Dictionary definitions for digestible

digestible

/ (dɪˈdʒɛstəbəl, daɪ-) /

adjective

capable of being digested or easy to digest
Derived Formsdigestibility or digestibleness, noundigestibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for digestible

digestible

adj.

late 14c., from Old French digestible, from Latin digestibilis, from past participle stem of digerere (see digest (n.)).

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