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English Dictionary: digestion by the DICT Development Group
2 results for digestion
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  2. the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
  3. learning and coming to understand ideas and information; "his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Digestion \Di*ges"tion\ (?; 106), n. [F. digestion, L.
      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.
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