What does the word digest mean?

Usage examples for digest

  1. And while he has plenty to buy rich viands he has no appetite to eat or health to digest his food. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  2. In fact, though unable to speak their jargon, my ear had become pretty well trained to interpret it, while my scraps of half Spanish enabled me, without suspicion, to hear, mark and digest, much of their conversation. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  3. I have often heard of these acorns, and am not sorry that I have now an opportunity of seeing them, though it is said that they are rather hard things for horses to digest. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow