Pronunciation: di-jest', di-
- To soften by moisture and heat.
- To hydrolyze or break up into simpler chemical compounds by means of hydrolyzing enzymes or chemical action, as in the action of the secretions of the alimentary tract upon food.
- The materials resulting from digestion or hydrolysis.
[L. digero, pp. -gestus, to force apart, divide, dissolve]
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