Definition of “digest” - English Dictionary

“digest” in British English

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uk /daɪˈdʒest/ us /daɪˈdʒest/

digestnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdaɪ.dʒest/ us /ˈdaɪ.dʒest/

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

“digest” in American English

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us /dɪˈdʒest, dɑɪ-/

digest verb (EAT)

biology [ I/T ] (of the body of a living creature) to chemically change food into smaller forms that the body can absorb and use:

[ T ] Some people have difficulty digesting milk.

digest verb (UNDERSTAND)

[ T ] to take information into your mind in a way that gives you the ability to use it:

He could digest an enormous amount of information with amazing speed.

digestnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑɪ·dʒest/

a short written report containing the most important parts of a longer piece, or a short written report of recent news:

The Sunday newspaper includes a digest of last week’s major stories.

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

“digest” in Business English

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digestverb [ T ]

uk /daɪˈdʒest/ us

FINANCE if a company digests another company that it has bought, it makes the action successful, so that the new bigger company is able to make a profit, etc:

The high street lender has digested the acquisition of fund manager Scottish Widows and is ready for another acquisition.

(Definition of “digest” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)