[in-di-jes-chuh n, -dahy-]
- uncomfortable inability or difficulty in digesting food; dyspepsia.
- an instance or case of indigestion.
Origin of indigestion
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The cause of his vigilance was, simply, his late supper and an indigestion.
- difficulty in digesting food, accompanied by abdominal pain, heartburn, and belchingTechnical name: dyspepsia
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Word Origin and History for indigestion
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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- See dyspepsia.
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