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[pree-di-jest, -dahy-]
verb (used with object)
  1. to treat (food) by an artificial process analogous to digestion so that, when taken into the body, it is more easily digestible.
  2. to make simpler or plainer, as for easier understanding.
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Origin of predigest

First recorded in 1655–65; pre- + digest
Related formspre·di·ges·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for predigested

Historical Examples

  • (b) Tell why cereals that have been toasted are said to be predigested.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • To what good end are you now enforcing your predigested foods?

  • The nurse said this food was predigested but did not tell me by whom.

  • Dignified and important, he loudly proclaims the predigested food of his college as the sole source of all wisdom.

  • For the sake of the agony of friends my noble patient accepted one severe dose of medicine and one ration of predigested food.

British Dictionary definitions for predigested


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


(prē′dī-jĕst, -dĭ-)
  1. To subject food to partial digestion, usually through an enzymatic or chemical process, before being eaten.
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Related formspre′di•gestion n.
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