[ in-di-jes-chuh n, -dahy- ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈdʒɛs tʃən, -daɪ- /


uncomfortable inability or difficulty in digesting food; dyspepsia.
an instance or case of indigestion.

Origin of indigestion

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin indīgestiōn- (stem of indīgestiō). See in-2, digestion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for indigestion

/ (ˌɪndɪˈdʒɛstʃən) /


difficulty in digesting food, accompanied by abdominal pain, heartburn, and belchingTechnical name: dyspepsia
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Medical definitions for indigestion

[ ĭn′dĭ-jĕschən, -dī- ]


The inability to digest or a difficulty in properly digesting food in the alimentary tract.
Abdominal discomfort or illness resulting from this inability or difficulty.
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Scientific definitions for indigestion

[ ĭn′dĭ-jĕschən ]

See dyspepsia.
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