Meaning of digest
Pronunciation: (v.di-jest', dī-n.dī'jest), [key]
- to convert (food) in the alimentary canal into absorbable form for assimilation into the system.
- to promote the digestion of (food).
- to obtain information, ideas, or principles from; assimilate mentally: to digest a pamphlet on nuclear waste.
- to arrange methodically in the mind; think over: to digest a plan.
- to bear with patience; endure.
- to arrange in convenient or methodical order; reduce to a system; classify.
- to condense, abridge, or summarize.
- to soften or disintegrate (a substance) by means of moisture, heat, chemical action, or the like.
- to digest food.
- to undergo digestion, as food.
- a collection or compendium, usually of literary, historical, legal, or scientific matter, esp. when classified or condensed.
- a systematic abstract of some body of law.
- the Digest,a collection in fifty books of excerpts, esp. from the writings of the Classical Roman jurists, compiled by order of Justinian in the 6th century a.d.; the Pandects.
- the product of the action of an enzyme on food or other organic material.
- digest (Thesaurus)