digestive

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

adjective

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

noun

a substance promoting digestion.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of digestive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM digestive

di·ges·tive·ly, adverbnon·di·ges·tive, adjectivepost·di·ges·tive, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for digestive

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 of digestive

digestively, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for digestive

digestive
[ dī-jĕstĭv, dĭ- ]

adj.

Of or relating to digestion.

n.

A digestant.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.