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indigestion

Line breaks: in|di¦ges|tion
Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈdʒɛstʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of indigestion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Pain or discomfort in the stomach associated with difficulty in digesting food: you know crisps give me indigestion
More 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.
Synonyms
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

Origin

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

Derivatives

indigestive

1
adjective
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.

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