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Pronunciation: /diˈjest, dī-/
break down (food) in the alimentary canal into substances that can be absorbed and used by the body. understand or assimilate (new information or the significance of something) by a period of reflection. arrange (something) in a systematic or convenient order, especially by reduction:the computer digested your labors into a form understandable by a program Chemistry treat (a substance) with heat, enzymes, or a solvent in order to decompose it or extract essential components.
1a compilation or summary of material or information:a digest of their findings a periodical consisting of condensed versions of pieces of writing or news published elsewhere. a methodical summary of a body of laws. (the Digest) the compendium of Roman law compiled in the reign of Justinian. 2 Chemistry a substance or mixture obtained by digestion:a digest of cloned DNA