- 1The process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body.More example sentences
- Different regions of the digestive tract are concerned with storage, secretion, the processes of food digestion, absorption, and the elimination of waste products.
- In addition, they typically assess everyday body processes, such as appetite, digestion, defecation, urination, and sleep.
- You need water for all bodily processes, including digestion, waste excretion, circulation and even breathing.
- 1.1A person’s capacity to break down food into substances that can be used by the body: bouts of dysentery impaired his digestionMore example sentences
- Our digestions coped admirably and thus you will have no tales concerning toilets, bushes, and Delhi Belly.
- Note that sensitive digestions tolerate cooked onions better than raw ones.
- This man, perhaps, may have an easy conscience and a good digestion.
- 1.2 Chemistry The process of treating a substance by means of heat, enzymes, or a solvent to promote decomposition or extract essential components.More example sentences
- Elements that had been located within the protoplasts (intracellular fraction) were solubilized by digestion with concentrated nitric acid.
- This assay does not require enzyme digestion or electrophoretic separation of DNA fragments.
- Dried leaf discs were analysed for organic N and Ca after digestion in sulphuric acid and subsequent dilution.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin digestio(n-), from the verb digerere (see digest).