from The Century Dictionary.

  • Digestive; having the power of digesting.
  • Ripening or tending to ripen or mature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the power of digesting or ripening; digestive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to digestion; digestive
  • adjective Of or pertaining to concoction


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  • 'One of the actresses at the theatre,' John replied, with a concoctive look at the vanishing forms of Mr. and Mrs. Loveday.

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  • _Simeon Sethi_, speaking of the hot Countries, forbiddeth to eat them in Summer, because then they eat Serpents, and so are venemous; which falleth not out in colder Nations, and therefore assigneth them rather to be eaten in Winter time, because the concoctive powers are more stronger through plenty of inward heat; but withal admonisheth, that no man use to eat much of them, for it will breed

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  • Men who have no imagination, but have learned merely to produce a spurious resemblance of its results by the recipes of composition, are apt to value themselves mightily on their concoctive science; but the man whose mind

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  • Indeed, various causes may concur to increase the thirst; this is the case in most fevers, where great thirst is occasioned by the dissipation of the fluids of the body by heat, as well as by the diminished secretion of the salivary humours which should moisten the mouth; to which may be added, the heat and diminished concoctive powers of the stomach.

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