verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a systematic abstract of some body of law.
- the Digest, a collection in fifty books of excerpts, especially from the writings of the Classical Roman jurists, compiled by order of Justinian in the 6th century a.d.; the Pandects.
- digby, sir kenelm,
Origin of digest
Examples from the Web for half-digested
Not his own: just half-digested ideas, and he probably finds it pretty difficult to listen to them at all.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker|Marguerite Bryant
Mammoths have been discovered frozen in the ice with half-digested tropical plants in their stomach.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
Their half-digested remains have sometimes suggested the announcement of strange specific forms of cholera germs.
A serious examination of this bundle of half-digested opinions was in itself absurd.Alexander Pope|Leslie Stephen
All half-digested food should be removed from snakes and animals.
verb (dɪˈdʒɛst, daɪ-)
Word Origin for digest
"collection of writing," late 14c., from Latin digesta, from neuter plural of digestus, literally "digested thing," noun use of past participle of digerere "to separate, divide, arrange," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + gerere "to carry" (see gest).
"assimilate food in bowels," late 14c., from Latin digestus (see digest (n.)). Related: Digested; digesting.