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digest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Food
digestdi‧gest1 /daɪˈdʒest, də-/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 HBDFto change food that you have just eaten into substances that your body can use Most babies can digest a wide range of food easily. ingest2 UNDERSTANDto understand new information, especially when there is a lot of it or it is difficult to understand syn take in I struggled to digest the news.
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digestBy the end of the day, I had a lot of new information to digest.Whole grains are higher in fiber than processed grains, making them harder to digest.You shouldn't go swimming until your food has had a chance to digest.Pasta contains complex carbohydrates so takes time to be digested.In the most organic, visceral way possible they now felt bonded with utter intimacy to their Chapter, digested by it.Some babies can't digest cow's milk.He could describe how insects digest food and how thunderstorms happened.The volume of documentation that must be digested is staggering.Yogurt is a good source of calcium for anyone, but especially good for people who have trouble digesting milk.They need time to digest radical change, otherwise their immediate reaction is negative.The pub went silent as the villagers digested the news.It took a while to digest the theory.Athletes such as Boris Becker are fans of the fruit because it is easily digested to provide an instant energy high.
Related topics: Literature
digestdi‧gest2 /ˈdaɪdʒest/ noun [countable]  SUMMARIZEa short piece of writing that gives the most important facts from a book, report etc
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digestIf you'd rather receive your mail in large batches than have it trickle through, request a digest where available.Most providers provide archive and digest service for the customer mailing list.The figures came in Social Trends, the official annual digest of facts and figures about life in Britain.Many of these works contain important statistical material, but there exist also many purely statistical digests and collections.
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Verb table
digest
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydigest
he, she, itdigests
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydigested
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave digested
he, she, ithas digested
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad digested
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill digest
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have digested
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam digesting
he, she, itis digesting
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you, we, theyare digesting
Past
I, he, she, itwas digesting
you, we, theywere digesting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been digesting
he, she, ithas been digesting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been digesting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be digesting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been digesting
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