Definition of indigestion in English:


Line breaks: in|di¦ges|tion
Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈdʒɛstʃ(ə)n
, -dʌɪ-/


[mass noun]
  • Pain or discomfort in the stomach associated with difficulty in digesting food: you know crisps give me indigestion
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    • 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.
    dyspepsia, hyperacidity, acidity, heartburn, (a) stomach ache, (an) upset stomach, (a) stomach upset, a gastric upset
    informal (a) bellyache, (a) tummy ache, collywobbles
    technical pyrosis



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  • 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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