Meaning of “digestion” in the English Dictionary

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"digestion" in British English

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digestionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /daɪˈdʒes.tʃən/ us /daɪˈdʒes.tʃən/

C1 the process by which your body digests food, or your ability to digest food:

Discover how eating raw food helps balance your body and aids digestion.
poor/good/strong digestion
UK also a poor/good/strong digestion

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  • He says that brandy aids the digestion.
  • I've always had trouble with my digestion - I think I don't chew my food enough.
  • Eating so late at night cannot be good for anyone's digestion.
  • There are mild substances in the saliva that begin the whole process of digestion.
  • Don't give the dog that fatty stuff - it's very bad for his digestion.

(Definition of “digestion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"digestion" in American English

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digestionnoun [ C/U ]

us /dɪˈdʒes·tʃən, dɑɪ-/

the ability of the body to change food chemically so that it can be used

(Definition of “digestion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)