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"digest" in American English

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digestverb

 us   /dɪˈdʒest, dɑɪ-/
  • digest verb (EAT)

biology [I/T] (of the ​body of a ​livingcreature) to ​chemicallychangefood into ​smallerforms that the ​body can ​absorb and use: [T] Some ​people have ​difficulty digesting ​milk.
  • digest verb (UNDERSTAND)

[T] to take ​information into ​yourmind in a way that gives you the ​ability to use it: He could digest an ​enormousamount of ​information with ​amazingspeed.

digestnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·dʒest/
a ​short written ​reportcontaining the most ​importantparts of a ​longerpiece, or a ​short written ​report of ​recentnews: The ​Sundaynewspaperincludes a digest of last week’s ​majorstories.
(Definition of digest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"digest" in British English

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digestverb

uk   us   /daɪˈdʒest/
  • digest verb (EAT)

C1 [I or T] to ​changefood in ​yourstomach into ​substances that ​yourbody can use: I ​find that I don't digest ​meateasily. Sit still and ​allowyourmeal to digest.

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digestnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.dʒest/
a ​short written ​reportproviding the most ​importantparts of a ​largerpiece of writing, or one ​containingrecentnews: A digest of the ​researchfindings is now ​available. The ​companypublishes a ​monthly digest of ​itsactivities.
(Definition of digest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"digest" in Business English

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digestverb [T]

uk   us   /daɪˈdʒest/
FINANCE if a ​company digests another ​company that it has ​bought, it makes the ​actionsuccessful, so that the new bigger ​company is able to make a ​profit, etc: The high street ​lender has digested the ​acquisition of ​fundmanager Scottish Widows and is ​ready for another ​acquisition.
(Definition of digest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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