Digestion

Definition of Digestion

Di`ges´tion
n.1.The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.
2.(Physiol.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the blood.
3.(Med.) Generation of pus; suppuration.

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