Definition of indigestion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈjesCH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌinˌdīˈjesCH(ə)n/


Pain or discomfort in the stomach associated with difficulty in digesting food.
Example sentences
  • Occasionally these drugs have side-effects such as indigestion and muscle pains.
  • Peptic ulcers can cause symptoms of indigestion, including pain, which may be severe.
  • Other problems you may experience after stomach surgery are diarrhoea, indigestion and vomiting in the mornings.
upset stomach
informal bellyache, tummy ache, collywobbles
technical pyrosis



Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈjestiv/
Example sentences
  • How does indigestive food leave the body?
  • In general, the patients present indigestive complaints in variable degrees after any operation because of metabolic and physiological disturbances.
  • Rooibos aids in the relief of stomach and indigestive problems like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach ulcers and constipation.


Late Middle English: from late Latin indigestio(n-), from in- (expressing negation) + digestio (see digestion).

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Syllabification: in·di·ges·tion

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