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digestionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /daɪˈdʒes.tʃən/
C1 the ​process by which ​yourbodydigestsfood, or ​yourability to ​digestfood: Discover how ​eatingrawfoodhelpsbalanceyourbody and aids digestion. poor/good/​strong digestionUK also a ​poor/good/​strong digestion
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(Definition of digestion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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digestionnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈdʒes·tʃən, dɑɪ-/
the ​ability of the ​body to ​changefoodchemically so that it can be used
(Definition of digestion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “digestion”
in Arabic هَضْم…
in Korean 소화…
in Portuguese digestão…
in Japanese (食べ物の)消化, 消化力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消化, 消化能力…
in Turkish sindirim, hazım…
in Russian пищеварение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消化, 消化能力…
in Italian digestione…
in Polish trawienie…
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