di·gest /ˈdaɪˌʤɛst/ 名詞
Di·gest v. t. [imp. & p. p. Digested; p. pr. & vb. n. Digesting.]
1. To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.
Joining them together and digesting them into order. --Blair.
We have cause to be glad that matters are so well digested. --Shak.
2. Physiol. To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
3. To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
Feelingly digest the words you speak in prayer. --Sir H. Sidney.
How shall this bosom multiplied digest
The senate's courtesy? --Shak.
4. To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.
Grant that we may in such wise hear them [the Scriptures], read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them. --Book of Common Prayer.
5. Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
I never can digest the loss of most of Origin's works. --Coleridge.
6. Chem. To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
7. Med. To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.
8. To ripen; to mature. [Obs.]
Well-digested fruits. --Jer. Taylor.
9. To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.
Di·gest v. i.
1. To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.
2. Med. To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
Di·gest n. That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles; esp. Law, A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
A complete digest of Hindu and Mahommedan laws after the model of Justinian's celebrated Pandects. --Sir W. Jones.
They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy, called the Rights of Man. --Burke.
n 1: a periodical that summarizes the news
2: something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
v 1: convert food into absorbable substances; "I cannot digest
2: arrange and integrate in the mind; "I cannot digest all this
3: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear
his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure
a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate
the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable
marriage" [syn: endure, stick out, stomach, bear,
stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer,
4: become assimilated into the body; "Protein digests in a few
5: systematize, as by classifying and summarizing; "the
government digested the entire law into a code"
6: soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or
7: make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a
summary" [syn: condense, concentrate]
8: soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or