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Webster 1913 Edition


Peptic

Pep′tic

(pĕp′tĭk)
,
Adj.
[L.
pepticus
, Gr.
πεπτικός
. See
Pepsin
.]
1.
Relating to digestion; promoting digestion; digestive;
as,
peptic
sauces
.
2.
Able to digest.
[R.]
Tolerably nutritive for a mind as yet so
peptic
.
Carlyle.
3.
(Physiol. Chem.)
Pertaining to pepsin; resembling pepsin in its power of digesting or dissolving albuminous matter; containing or yielding pepsin, or a body of like properties;
as, the
peptic
glands
.

Pep′tic

,
Noun.
1.
An agent that promotes digestion.
2.
pl.
The digestive organs.
Is there some magic in the place,
Or do my
peptics
differ?
Tennyson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Peptic

PEP'TIC

,
Adj.
[Gr. to digest.]
Promoting digestion; dietetic, as peptic precepts.

Definition 2021


peptic

peptic

English

Adjective

peptic (comparative more peptic, superlative most peptic)

  1. Of, pertaining to, capable of, or aiding digestion.
  2. Of or pertaining to pepsin.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

peptic (plural peptics)

  1. An agent that promotes digestion.
  2. (in the plural) The digestive organs.
    Is there some magic in the place, / Or do my peptics differ? Tennyson.