Definition for DI-GEST'

DI-GEST', v.t. [L. digestum, from digero, to distribute, or to dissolve; di or dis and gero, to bear, carry, or wear; Fr. digerer; It. digerire; Sp. digerir.]

  1. To distribute into suitable classes, or under proper heads or titles; to arrange in convenient order; to dispose in due method; as, to digest the Roman law or the common law.
  2. To arrange methodically in the mind; to form with due arrangement of parts; as, to digest a plan or scheme.
  3. To separate or dissolve in the stomach, as food; to reduce to minute parts fit to enter the lacteals and circulate; to concoct; to convert into chyme. – Coxe. Encyc.
  4. In chimistry, to soften and prepare by heat; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chimical operations.
  5. To bear with patience; to brook; to receive without resentment; not to reject; as, say what you will, he will digest it. – Shak.
  6. To prepare in the mind; to dispose in a manner that shall improve the understanding and heart; to prepare for nourishing practical duties; as, to digest a discourse or sermon.
  7. To dispose an ulcer or wound to suppurate.
  8. To dissolve and prepare for manure, as plants and other substances.

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