HyperDic: digestion

English > 3 senses of the word digestion:
NOUNprocessdigestionthe process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
processdigestionthe organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
cognitiondigestionlearning and coming to understand ideas and information
digestion > pronunciation
Soundsdayjheh'schahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > digestion: 3 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat.
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishdescomposición, digestión, putrefacción
Catalandigestió
Verbsdigestsoften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
English > digestion: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body.
Narrowergastric digestionThe process of breaking down proteins by the action of the gastric juice in the stomach
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishdigestión
Catalandigestió
Adjectivesdigestiverelating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion
pepticrelating to or promoting digestion
Verbsdigestconvert food into absorbable substances
English > digestion: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningLearning and coming to understand ideas and information.
Example"his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"
Broaderlearning, acquisitionThe cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
Verbsdigestarrange and integrate in the mind

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