[ in-di-jes-tuh-buh l, -dahy- ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈdʒɛs tə bəl, -daɪ- /


not digestible; not easily digested.

Origin of indigestible

From the Late Latin word indīgestibilis, dating back to 1520–30. See in-3, digestible
Related formsin·di·gest·i·bil·i·ty, in·di·gest·i·ble·ness, nounin·di·gest·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for indigestible


/ (ˌɪndɪˈdʒɛstəbəl) /


incapable of being digested or difficult to digest
difficult to understand or absorb mentallyan indigestible book
Derived Formsindigestibility or indigestibleness, nounindigestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indigestible



late 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + digestible; or else from Late Latin indigestibilis. Related: Indigestibility.

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