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Webster 1913 Edition


Digestive

Di-gest′ive

,
Adj.
[F.
digestif
, L.
digestivus
.]
Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion;
as, the
digestive
ferments
.
Digestive
cheese and fruit there sure will be.
B. Jonson.
Digestive apparatus
,
the organs of food digestion, esp. the alimentary canal and glands connected with it.
Digestive salt
,
the chloride of potassium.

Di-gest′ive

,
Noun.
1.
That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
Chaucer.
That
digestive
[a cigar] had become to me as necessary as the meal itself.
Blackw. Mag.
2.
(Med.)
(a)
A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.
Dunglison.
(b)
A tonic.
[R.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Digestive

DIGESTIVE

,
Adj.
1.
Having the power to cause digestion in the stomach; as a digestive preparation or medicine.
2.
Capable of softening and preparing by heat.
3.
Methodizing; reducing to order; as digestive thought.
4.
Causing maturation in wounds or ulcers.
5.
Dissolving.

DIGESTIVE

,
Noun.
1.
In medicine, any preparation or medicine which increases the tone of the stomach, and aids digestion; a stomachic; a corroborant.
2.
In surgery, an application which ripens an ulcer or wound, or disposes it to suppurate.
Digestive salt, the muriate of potash.

Definition 2022


digestive

digestive

English

Adjective

digestive (comparative more digestive, superlative most digestive)

  1. Of, relating to, or functioning in digestion.
  2. That causes or promotes digestion.
    • Herman Melville, Omoo
      While the doctor and the natives were taking a digestive nap after dinner, I strolled forth to have a peep at the country which could produce so generous a meal.

Translations

Noun

digestive (plural digestives)

  1. A substance that aids digestion.
  2. (Britain, Ireland) A digestive biscuit.
    I bought a packet of chocolate digestives.

Translations


Italian

Adjective

digestive

  1. feminine plural of digestivo

Latin

Adjective

dīgestīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dīgestīvus