Webster 1913 Edition
Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion;
Digestivecheese and fruit there sure will be.
the organs of food digestion, esp. the alimentary canal and glands connected with it.–
the chloride of potassium.
That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
digestive[a cigar] had become to me as necessary as the meal itself.
A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
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.