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predigest

[ pree-di-jest, -dahy- ]
/ ˌpri dɪˈdʒɛst, -daɪ- /
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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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Origin of predigest

First recorded in 1655–65; pre- + digest
pre·di·ges·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for predigest

predigest
/ (ˌpriːdaɪˈdʒɛst, -dɪ-) /

verb

(tr) to treat (food) artificially to aid subsequent digestion in the body
predigestion, noun
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Medical definitions for predigest

predigest
[ prē′dī-jĕst, -dĭ- ]

v.

To subject food to partial digestion, usually through an enzymatic or chemical process, before being eaten.
pre′di•gestion n.
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