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digest

verb uk   /daɪˈdʒest/ us  

digest verb (EAT)

C1 [I or T] to change food in your stomach into substances that your body can use: I find that I don't digest meat easily. Sit still and allow your meal to digest.EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing

digest verb (UNDERSTAND)

C1 [T] to read or hear new information and take the necessary time to understand it: This chapter is so difficult to digest, I shall have to read it again later.Understanding and comprehending

digest

noun [C] uk   /ˈdaɪ.dʒest/ us  
a short written report providing the most important parts of a larger piece of writing, or one containing recent news: A digest of the research findings is now available. The company publishes a monthly digest of its activities.Kinds of books
(Definition of digest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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