digest

digest
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, systematic arrangement of laws, from Latin digesta, from neuter plural of digestus, past participle of digerere to arrange, distribute, digest, from dis- + gerere to carry Date: 14th century 1. a summation or condensation of a body of information: as a. a systematic compilation of legal rules, statutes, or decisions b. a periodical devoted to condensed versions of previously published articles 2. a product of digestion II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin digestus Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to distribute or arrange systematically ; classify 2. to convert (food) into absorbable form 3. to take into the mind or memory; especially to assimilate mentally 4. a. to soften, decompose, or break down by heat and moisture or chemical action <
DNA digested by restriction enzymes
>
b. to extract soluble ingredients from by warming with a liquid 5. to compress into a short summary 6. absorb 1 <
the capacity of the United States to digest immigrants
>
intransitive verb 1. to digest food 2. to become digested <
foods that digest easily
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Синонимы:


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»