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1. The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.

2. <physiology> The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the blood.

3. <medicine> Generation of pus; suppuration.

Origin: F. Digestion, L. Digestio.

(01 Mar 1998)

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