from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or aiding digestion.
  • adj. Functioning to digest food.
  • n. A substance that aids digestion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, or functioning in digestion
  • adj. having the power to cause or promote digestion
  • n. a substance that aids digestion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion.
  • n. That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
  • n.
  • n. A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.
  • n. A tonic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • n. any substance that promotes digestion
  • adj. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion


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