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digest
     1. v. To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application.
           to digest laws
     2. v. To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blo
     3. v. To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
     4. v. To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
     5. v. (transitive, chemistry) To expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
     6. v. (intransitive) To undergo digestion.
           Food digests well or badly.
     7. v. (medicine, obsolete, intransitive) To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
     8. v. (medicine, obsolete, transitive) To cause to suppurate, or generate pus, as an ulcer or wound.
     9. v. (obsolete, transitive) To ripen; to mature.
     10. v. (obsolete, transitive) To quieten or reduce (a negative feeling, such as anger or grief)
     11. n. That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
     12. n. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged; a summary of laws.
           Comyn's Digest
           the United States Digest
     13. n. Any collection of articles, as an Internet mailing list digest including a week's postings, or a magazine arranging a collection of writings.
           Reader's Digest is published monthly.
           The weekly email digest contains all the messages exchanged during the past week.
     14. n. (cryptography) The result of applying a hash function to a message.

Example Sentences

I cannot digest food like a normal person. 

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