from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or aiding digestion.
  • adjective Functioning to digest food.
  • noun A substance that aids digestion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the physiological process of digestion.
  • 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.
  • noun In medicine, any preparation or medicine which aids digestion.
  • noun In surg.., an application which ripens an ulcer or a wound, or disposes it to suppurate.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion.
  • adjective the organs of food digestion, esp. the alimentary canal and glands connected with it.
  • adjective the chloride of potassium.
  • noun That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
  • noun rare, rare A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.
  • noun rare A tonic.

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

  • adjective of, relating to, or functioning in digestion
  • adjective having the power to cause or promote digestion
  • noun a substance that aids digestion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any substance that promotes digestion
  • adjective relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion


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