indigestible

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

adjective

not digestible; not easily digested.

Nearby words

  1. indigenous,
  2. indigenous australian,
  3. indigent,
  4. indigently,
  5. indigested,
  6. indigestion,
  7. indigestive,
  8. indign,
  9. indignance,
  10. indignant

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

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British Dictionary definitions for indigestible

indigestible

/ (ˌɪndɪˈdʒɛstəbəl) /

adjective

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

indigestible

adj.

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

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