digestion


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Digestion \Di*ges"tion\ (?; 106), n. [F. digestion, L.
   digestio.]
   1. The act or process of digesting; reduction to order;
      classification; thoughtful consideration.
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   2. (Physiol.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and
      intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable
      of being absorbed by the blood.
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   3. (Med.) Generation of pus; suppuration.
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