American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Difficult or impossible to digest: an indigestible meal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not digestible physically; unassimilable, as food.
- Not digestible mentally; not to be assimilated by the mind; not to be stomached or brooked; incomprehensible or unendurable: as, an indigestible statement; an indigestible affront.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not digestible; not readily soluble in the digestive juices; not easily convertible into products fitted for absorption.
- adj. Not digestible in the mind; distressful; intolerable.
- adj. digested with difficulty
- in- + digestible (Wiktionary)
“And his opinions were processed the same way, in indigestible chunks.”
“This is because they contain indigestible sugars that will be broken down by intestinal bacteria to produce gases such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and methane.”
“It contains more fat, mineral matter and cellulose (cellulose is often called indigestible fibre, as it resists the solvent action of the digestive juices, and is of no value as a nutrient), and less proteid and digestible carbohydrates.”
“Cheese is popularly termed indigestible, and rice digestible, when in reality the nutrients of cheese are more completely although more slowly digested than those of rice.”
“It must be borne in mind, too, that I take no account of the 30 per cent. of the so-called indigestible woody fibre which straw contains, and which, I believe, is partly assimilable under ordinary circumstances, and could be rendered nearly altogether digestible by proper treatment; on the other hand, I have assumed that the woody fibre of the oil-cake is completely digestible, although”
“The facts which I have adduced clearly prove that the straws of the cereals possess a far higher nutritive power than is commonly ascribed to them; that when properly harvested they contain from 20 to 40 per cent. of undoubted nutriment; and lastly, that it is highly probable that their so-called indigestible woody fibre is to a great extent assimilable.”
“I think," Kaliinin went on, "that there's a charge pattern to the kind of indigestible residue left by the bacteria the white cell is designed to engulf and that that alone would be a trigger for ejection.”
“Touchingly, in his own lecture on the Variations, Schoenberg cites Brahms's F major Cello Sonata and Violin Concerto as pieces that were thought of as "indigestible" and”
“Among the religious / scientific conflicts Perry cited as "indigestible" were evolution and abortion.”
“The bloody gyre that Sudan has become blends into a single festering stew nearly every indigestible ingredient of failed states.”
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