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[dih-jes-tuh-buh l, dahy-]
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  1. capable of being digested; readily digested.
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Origin of digestible

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin dīgestibilis < Latin dīgest(us) (see digest) + -ibilis -ible
Related formsdi·gest·i·bil·i·ty, noundi·gest·i·bly, adverbnon·di·gest·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·di·gest·i·ble, adjectivenon·di·gest·i·ble·ness, nounnon·di·gest·i·bly, adverb
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edible, absorbable

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British Dictionary definitions for digestible


  1. capable of being digested or easy to digest
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Derived Formsdigestibility or digestibleness, noundigestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for digestible


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

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