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Noun: digest  'dI,jest
  1. A periodical that summarizes the news
  2. Something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    - compilation
Verb: digest  'dI,jest
  1. Convert food into absorbable substances
    "I cannot digest milk products"
  2. Arrange and integrate in the mind
    "I cannot digest all this information"
  3. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "The new secretary had to digest a lot of unprofessional remarks";
    - endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
  4. Become assimilated into the body
    "Protein digests in a few hours"
  5. Systematize, as by classifying and summarizing
    "the government digested the entire law into a code"
  6. Soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
  7. Make more concise
    "digest the contents of a book into a summary";
    - condense, concentrate, distill [N. Amer], distil [Brit]
  8. Soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture

Derived forms: digests, digesting, digested

Type of: abbreviate, abridge, allow, apprehend, break down, break up, change, collection, compass, compendium, comprehend, contract, countenance, cut, decompose, dig [informal], disintegrate, foreshorten, get the picture, grasp, grok [N. Amer, informal], let, periodical, permit, process, reduce, savvy, shorten, systematise [Brit], systematize, systemise [Brit], systemize, treat

Encyclopedia: Digest