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predigest

Syllabification: pre·di·gest
Pronunciation: /ˌprēdīˈjest, ˌprēdə-
 
/

Definition of predigest in English:

verb

1(Of an animal) treat (food) by a process similar to digestion in order to make it more digestible when subsequently eaten.
Example sentences
  • In canids such as wolves or wild dogs, usually only the dominant, or alpha, male and female in a pack reproduce, but younger group members hunt with the mother and return to the den to regurgitate predigested meat into the mouths of her pups.
  • The frigate bird fishes the easy way, if you like your fish predigested.
  • The saliva of carnivora contains no ptyalin and cannot predigest starches; that of vegetarian animals contains ptyalin for the predigestion of starches.
2Simplify (information) so as to make it easier to understand or appreciate: (as adjective predigested) predigested news
More example sentences
  • A brand is but predigested sales information to facilitate a purchase decision.
  • Just pick up your newspaper, or turn on television or go on the internet, it seems to me that more and more news is designed to be predigested, as short as possible, as entertaining as possible.
  • The general lack of understanding of science is contributed to, in a large part, by society, a public weaned on predigested news.

Derivatives

predigestion

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈjesCHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • The saliva of carnivora contains no ptyalin and cannot predigest starches; that of vegetarian animals contains ptyalin for the predigestion of starches.
  • Their venom causes predigestion and breakdown of the cells.
  • He is thinking of farmers who breed grasses to produce food crops, and of cooking as a process of predigestion to enable us to consume otherwise inedible foods.

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