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

  • transitive v. To subject (food) to partial digestion, usually through an enzymatic or chemical process, before ingestion.
  • transitive v. To render in a simpler style or form.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To digest food in advance of eating it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To subject (food) to predigestion or artificial digestion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To digest more or less completely by artificial means before introduction into the body.

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

  • v. digest (food) beforehand


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