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DIGEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does digest mean? 

DIGEST (noun)
  The noun DIGEST has 2 senses:

1. a periodical that summarizes the news
2. something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)

  Familiarity information: DIGEST used as a noun is rare.


DIGEST (verb)
  The verb DIGEST has 8 senses:

1. convert food into absorbable substances
2. arrange and integrate in the mind
3. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
4. become assimilated into the body
5. systematize, as by classifying and summarizing
6. soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
7. make more concise
8. soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture

  Familiarity information: DIGEST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIGEST (noun)


Sense 1digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A periodical that summarizes the news

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("digest" is a kind of...):

periodical (a publication that appears at fixed intervals)


Sense 2digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

compilation; digest

Hypernyms ("digest" is a kind of...):

collection; compendium (a publication containing a variety of works)


DIGEST (verb)


Sense 1digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert food into absorbable substances

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

I cannot digest milk products

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

"Digest" entails doing...:

consume; have; ingest; take; take in (serve oneself to, or consume regularly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "digest"):

stomach (bear to eat)

predigest (digest (food) beforehand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs digest the vegetables


Sense 2digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange and integrate in the mind

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

I cannot digest all this information

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

apprehend; compass; comprehend; dig; get the picture; grasp; grok; savvy (get the meaning of something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue digest the movie


Sense 3digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

tolerate; brook; endure; abide; stomach; stick out; digest; bear; put up; suffer; stand; support

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "digest"):

pay (bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action)

sit out (endure to the end)

submit; take; undergo (accept or undergo, often unwillingly)

take a joke (listen to a joke at one's one expense)

take lying down (suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively)

bear up (endure cheerfully)

hold still for; stand for (tolerate or bear)

accept; live with; swallow (tolerate or accommodate oneself to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become assimilated into the body

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Protein digests in a few hours

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 5digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Systematize, as by classifying and summarizing

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the government digested the entire law into a code

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

systematise; systematize; systemise; systemize (arrange according to a system or reduce to a system)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

disintegrate (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 7digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more concise

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

condense; concentrate; digest

Context example:

condense the contents of a book into a summary

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

abbreviate; abridge; contract; cut; foreshorten; reduce; shorten (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "digest"):

capsule; capsulise; capsulize; encapsulate (put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume)

telescope (make smaller or shorter)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 8digest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "digest" is one way to...):

break down; break up; decompose (separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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