pertaining to or associated with digestion; digestive.
a substance promoting digestion.
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How to use peptic in a sentence
It also furnishes the acid medium necessary for the best action of both the coagulating and peptic enzymes.The Book of Cheese | Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
A sound peptic stomach does not yield so tamely to the precepts of the head or heart.Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3) | Thomas Carlyle
It was then and there that I first saw the subject of this sketch,—the peptic Martyr.
Such secondary forms may be bronchitic, cardiac, renal, peptic or thymic.
We recommend our friends, before encountering such a temptation, to read our peptic precepts.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual | William Kitchiner
British Dictionary definitions for peptic
of, relating to, or promoting digestion
of, relating to, or caused by pepsin or the action of the digestive juices
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Scientific definitions for peptic
Relating to the process of digestion or the secretions associated with it.
Relating to or involving pepsin.
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