[ pree-di-jest, -dahy- ]
/ ˌpri dɪˈdʒɛst, -daɪ- /
verb (used with object)
to treat (food) by an artificial process analogous to digestion so that, when taken into the body, it is more easily digestible.
to make simpler or plainer, as for easier understanding.
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OTHER WORDS FROM predigestpre·di·ges·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for predigest
/ (ˌpriːdaɪˈdʒɛst, -dɪ-) /
(tr) to treat (food) artificially to aid subsequent digestion in the body
Derived forms of predigestpredigestion, noun
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Medical definitions for predigest
[ prē′dī-jĕst′, -dĭ- ]
To subject food to partial digestion, usually through an enzymatic or chemical process, before being eaten.
Other words from predigestpre′di•ges′tion n.
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