American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or aiding digestion.
- adj. Functioning to digest food.
- n. A substance that aids digestion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the physiological process of digestion. In biology: Alimentary in general; pertaining in any way to digestion or alimentation: as, the digestive tract—that is, the whole alimentary canal from mouth to anus (see cut under (alimentary); a digestive act or process.
- Promoting digestion: as, a digestive medicine.
- Prtaining to or used in the chemical process of digestion. See digester .
- Pertaining to the process of analyzing and arranging; analytical.
- In surgery, causing maturation in wounds or ulcers.
- n. In medicine, any preparation or medicine which aids digestion.
- n. In surg.., an application which ripens an ulcer or a wound, or disposes it to suppurate.
- adj. of, relating to, or functioning in digestion
- adj. having the power to cause or promote digestion
- n. a substance that aids digestion
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion.
- n. That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
- n. rare, rare A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.
- n. rare A tonic.
- n. any substance that promotes digestion
- adj. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion
“The whole kernel is immersed in digestive enzymes and your body pulls out what it can use, Dr. Sheth said.”
“If there's one thing kefir may be most likely to do, it's aid in digestive health.”
“To accompany all this food, the local herb toronjil, popular throughout the country as a digestive, is drunk as a tea.”
“And if it's true that smoking two cigs a day is a cure for certain digestive ailments, I need to talk to my doctor.”
“In the end, the snow leopard was fine save for a few short-term digestive problems.”
“Healthy whole grains such as ground barley and ground oats help maximize nutrient absorption and long-term digestive tract health; yeast culture aids in nutrient utilization.”
“Widely used in cooking, dill is best known as a digestive aid and remedy for a sour, gassy stomach.”
“She found cheese and a packet of something called digestive biscuits, which looked like round graham crackers and turned out to be a good foil for the cheese.”
“Though usually described as a digestive gland, the liver has other functions of equal or greater importance (Chapter XIII).”
“The organs which bring about this change, called digestive organs, have a special construction which adapts them to their work.”
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