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Digestive

Digestive Meaning & Definition
Digestive Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Digestive?

[adj] relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion; "digestive juices"; "a digestive enzyme"; "digestive ferment"

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Digestive In Webster's Dictionary

\Di*gest"ive\, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. --B. Jonson. {Digestive apparatus}, the organs of food digestion, esp. the alimentary canal and glands connected with it. {Digestive salt}, the chloride of potassium.
\Di*gest"ive\, n. 1. That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine. --Chaucer. That digestive [a cigar] had become to me as necessary as the meal itself. --Blackw. Mag. 2. (Med.) (a) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration. --Dunglison. (b) A tonic. [R.]

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