predigest

[pree-di-jest, -dahy-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. predictive,
  2. predictive value,
  3. predictively,
  4. predictor,
  5. predictory,
  6. predikant,
  7. predilection,
  8. predispose,
  9. predisposition,
  10. predistortion

Origin of predigest

First recorded in 1655–65; pre- + digest

Related formspre·di·ges·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for predigest

predigest

verb

(tr) to treat (food) artificially to aid subsequent digestion in the body
Derived Formspredigestion, noun

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Medicine 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.
Related formspre′di•gestion n.


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