1 a periodical that summarizes the news
2 something that is compiled (as into a single book or file) [syn: compilation]
1 convert food into absorbable substances; "I cannot digest milk products"
2 arrange and integrate in the mind; "I cannot digest all this information"
3 put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
4 become assimilated into the body; "Protein digests in a few hours"
5 systematize, as by classifying and summarizing; "the government digested the entire law into a code"
6 soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
8 soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
- , /daɪˈdʒɛst/|/daɪˈdʒɛst/, /daI"dZEst/ or /daI"dZEst/
- Rhymes: -ɛst
- To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and
classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application.
- to digest laws
- To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
- To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
- In the context of "transitive|chemistry": To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
- To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.
to separate food in the alimentary canal
in chemistry: to soften by heat and moisture
- , /ˈdaɪdʒɛst/, /"daIdZEst/
- Rhymes: -ɛst
- That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
- A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged; a
summary of laws.
- Comyn's Digest
- the United States Digest
- Comyn's Digest
- Any collection of articles, as an Internet mailing list
"digest" including a week's postings, or a magazine arranging a
collection of writings.
- Reader's Digest is published monthly.
- The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian, but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics.
that which is digested
compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged
magazine of abridged articles
Digest can refer to any of the following:
- Digestion of food
- Digest access authentication in HTTP, SIP and other computer network protocols
- Hash algorithm, sometimes called "message digest"
- A style or format of distribution of electronic mailing lists in which multiple messages are placed together and distributed as a single unit. It is a MIME Multipart Subtype. See MIME.
- Pandects, a digest of Roman law
- In biology, a restriction digest cleaves DNA using restriction endonucleases, or protein is digested into peptides
- Any of several periodical publications with "Digest" in the title:
- Digest size magazine format, used by some magazines (though not always consistently used by magazines with "Digest" in their names)
DIGEST can refer to:
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