digestive

[ dih-jes-tiv, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈdʒɛs tɪv, daɪ- /
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adjective

serving for or pertaining to digestion; having the function of digesting food: the digestive tract.
promoting digestion.

noun

a substance promoting digestion.

Origin of digestive

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French digestif < Latin dīgestīvus, equivalent to dīgest(us) (see digest) + -īvus -ive

Related forms

di·ges·tive·ly, adverbnon·di·ges·tive, adjectivepost·di·ges·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for digestive

digestive

digestant (daɪˈdʒɛstənt)

/ (dɪˈdʒɛstɪv, daɪ-) /

adjective

relating to, aiding, or subjecting to digestiona digestive enzyme

noun

a less common word for digestant

Derived Forms

digestively, adverb
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Medicine definitions for digestive

digestive

[ dī-jĕstĭv, dĭ- ]

adj.

Of or relating to digestion.

n.

A digestant.
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