Digester to Dike
1. One who digests.
2. A medicine or an article of food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power.
Rice is . . . a great restorer of health, and a great digester.Sir W. Temple.
3. A strong closed vessel, in which bones or other substances may be subjected, usually in water or
other liquid, to a temperature above that of boiling, in order to soften them.
(Di*gest`i*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being digestible.
(Di*gest"i*ble) a. [F. digestible, L. digestibilis.] Capable of being digested.
(Di*gest"i*ble*ness), n. The quality of being digestible; digestibility.
(Di*ges"tion) n. [F. digestion, L. digestio.]
1. The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.
2. (Physiol.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products,
capable of being absorbed by the blood.
3. (Med.) Generation of pus; suppuration.
(Di*gest"ive) a. [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.
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.]
(Di*gest"or) n. See Digester.
(Di*ges"ture) n. Digestion. [Obs.] Harvey.
(Dig"ga*ble) a. Capable of being dug.
Digger wasp (Zoöl.), any one of the fossorial Hymenoptera.
(Dig"ger) n. One who, or that which, digs.
(Dig"gers) n. pl.; sing. Digger. (Ethnol.) A degraded tribe of California Indians; so called
from their practice of digging roots for food.