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Ingest

To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
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Digest

To convert (food) into simpler chemical compounds that can be absorbed and assimilated by an organism, as by chemical and muscular action in the digestive tract.
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Ingest

To take in and absorb as food
"Marine ciliates ... can be observed ... ingesting other single-celled creatures and harvesting their chloroplasts" (Carol Kaesuk Yoon).
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Digest

To think over so as to understand; absorb or assimilate
It took a minute to digest the implications of the remark.
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Ingest

(transitive) To take (a substance, e.g., food) into the body of an organism, especially through the mouth and into the gastrointestinal tract.
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Digest

To organize into a systematic arrangement, usually by summarizing or classifying.
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Ingest

To cause (an undesired object or fluid) to enter the engine, generally via the intake.
The plane's engine ingested a large bird and flamed out.
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Digest

To condense or abridge (a written work).
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Ingest

(transitive) To bring or import into a system.
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Digest

(Biochemistry) To decompose (organic compounds), especially by the action of enzymes or bacteria.
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Ingest

The process of importing data or other material into a system.
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Digest

(Chemistry) To soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.
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Ingest

To take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal.
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Digest

To become assimilated into the body.
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Ingest

To take into the body by any means, as by inhalation, injection, absorption, as well as through the mouth.
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Digest

To assimilate food substances.
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Ingest

Serve oneself to, or consume regularly;
Have another bowl of chicken soup!
I don't take sugar in my coffee
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Digest

(Biochemistry) To undergo decomposition, especially by the action of enzymes or bacteria.
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Ingest

Take up mentally;
He absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe
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Digest

(Chemistry) To undergo exposure to heat, liquids, or chemical agents.
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Digest

A collection of previously published material, such as articles, essays, or reports, usually in edited or condensed form.
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Digest

(Law) A systematic arrangement of abstracts from court decisions designed to simplify the locating of relevant case law.
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Digest

A periodical containing literary abridgments or other condensed works.
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Digest

Digest See pandect.
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Digest

A product of biochemical digestion
Purifying the peptides in a digest.
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Digest

(transitive) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application.
To digest laws
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Digest

(transitive) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
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Digest

(transitive) To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
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Digest

To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
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Digest

To expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
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Digest

(intransitive) To undergo digestion.
I just ate an omelette and I'm waiting for it to digest.
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Digest

To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
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Digest

To cause to suppurate, or generate pus, as an ulcer or wound.
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Digest

To ripen; to mature.
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Digest

To quieten or reduce (a negative feeling, such as anger or grief)
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Digest

That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
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Digest

A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged; a summary of laws.
Comyn's Digest
The United States Digest
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Digest

Any collection of articles, as an Internet mailing list including a week's postings, or a magazine arranging a collection of writings.
Reader's Digest is published monthly.
The weekly email digest contains all the messages exchanged during the past week.
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Digest

(cryptography) The result of applying a hash function to a message.
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Digest

To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.
Joining them together and digesting them into order.
We have cause to be glad that matters are so well digested.
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Digest

To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
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Digest

To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
Feelingly digest the words you speak in prayer.
How shall this bosom multiplied digestThe senate's courtesy?
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Digest

To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.
Grant that we may in such wise hear them [the Scriptures], read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them.
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Digest

Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
I never can digest the loss of most of Origin's works.
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Digest

To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
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Digest

To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.
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Digest

To ripen; to mature.
Well-digested fruits.
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Digest

To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.
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Digest

To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.
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Digest

To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
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Digest

That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
A complete digest of Hindu and Mahommedan laws after the model of Justinian's celebrated Pandects.
They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy, called the Rights of Man.
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Digest

A periodical that summarizes the news
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Digest

Something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
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Digest

Convert food into absorbable substances;
I cannot digest milk products
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Digest

Arrange and integrate in the mind;
I cannot digest all this information
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Digest

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant;
I cannot bear his constant criticism
The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
He learned to tolerate the heat
She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
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Digest

Become assimilated into the body;
Protein digests in a few hours
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Digest

Systematize, as by classifying and summarizing;
The government digested the entire law into a code
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Digest

Soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
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Digest

Make more concise;
Condense the contents of a book into a summary
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Digest

Soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
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