American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To subject (food) to partial digestion, usually through an enzymatic or chemical process, before ingestion.
- v. To render in a simpler style or form.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To digest more or less completely by artificial means before introduction into the body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Med.) To subject (food) to predigestion or artificial digestion.
- v. digest (food) beforehand
“Lactose intolerance: Probiotic cultures "predigest" some of the lactose in dairy products, making kefir a terrific milk product for people suffering from lactose intolerance.”
“Quite frankly I am always amused at the way some people use any emblems of the South during those years as their style to advance a one sided out dated very predigest agenda.”
“We have been designed to accept plant minerals better than rock minerals because plants predigest the minerals for us.”
“It appears fermentation helps predigest the soy and also neutralize all sorts of things that are bad for your thyroid, etc.”
“This will effectively kill off all parasites and pathogens and will serve to predigest the fish as well.”
“The bacteria in dairy products may do more for us than just predigest lactose and create flavor.”
“In fact, I might be able to predigest some for you, so that" ”
“By a trademarked fermentation process known as Flora Ferm ™, 13 species of lactobacillus (acidophilus, bifidus, bulgaricus, sporogenes, etc.) predigest 22 organic whole foods to form a living matrix rich in enzymes, 20 amino acids, a full complex of human gut microflora, and all essential vitamins and minerals.”
“About grains, they write, "Traditional societies usually soak or ferment their grains before eating them, processes that neutralize phytates and enzyme inhibitors and, in effect, predigest grains so that all their nutrients are more available.”
“You always have this problem of being surrounded by "yes men" and people who want to predigest everything for you.”
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