Associations to the word «Digest»


DIGEST, verb. (transitive) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application.
DIGEST, verb. (transitive) 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.
DIGEST, verb. (transitive) 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.
DIGEST, verb. To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
DIGEST, verb. (transitive) (chemistry) To expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
DIGEST, verb. (intransitive) To undergo digestion.
DIGEST, verb. (medicine) (obsolete) (intransitive) To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
DIGEST, verb. (medicine) (obsolete) (transitive) To cause to suppurate, or generate pus, as an ulcer or wound.
DIGEST, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To ripen; to mature.
DIGEST, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To quieten or abate, as anger or grief.
DIGEST, noun. That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
DIGEST, noun. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged; a summary of laws.
DIGEST, noun. Any collection of articles, as an Internet mailing list "digest" including a week's postings, or a magazine arranging a collection of writings.
DIGEST, noun. (cryptography) The result of applying a hash function to a message.

Dictionary definition

DIGEST, noun. A periodical that summarizes the news.
DIGEST, noun. Something that is compiled (as into a single book or file).
DIGEST, verb. Convert food into absorbable substances; "I cannot digest milk products".
DIGEST, verb. Arrange and integrate in the mind; "I cannot digest all this information".
DIGEST, verb. 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".
DIGEST, verb. Become assimilated into the body; "Protein digests in a few hours".
DIGEST, verb. Systematize, as by classifying and summarizing; "the government digested the entire law into a code".
DIGEST, verb. Soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture.
DIGEST, verb. Make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary".
DIGEST, verb. Soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats