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digestverb

uk   us   /daɪˈdʒest/

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.
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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'll have to read it again later.

digestnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.dʒest/
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.
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