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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.