from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The partial hydrolysis etc. of food, by enzymes or other materials, prior to normal digestion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Digestion too soon performed; hasty digestion.
- n. Artificial digestion of food for use in illness or impaired digestion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Premature or overhasty digestion.
- n. Previous digestion; artificial digestion, as of food by peptonization; digestion before eating.
It is like that, which the physicians call predigestion, or hasty digestion; which is sure to fill the body full of crudities, and secret seeds of diseases.
It is like that which the physicians call predigestion, or hasty digestion; which is sure to fill the body full of crudities and secret seeds of diseases.
Corn silage has a positive effect due to the natural composition of corn, as well as its low buffer capacity, and the partial 'predigestion' during ensilage.
It's the first sign of rampant Americanization: the underlining of every theme and emotion, the explanation of every plot point, the thorough predigestion before the gruel is spooned into our mouths.
As in the case of the anthropoid ape, the human digestive system is twelve times the length of the body; our skin has millions of tiny pores to evaporate water and cool the body by sweating; we drink water by suction like all other vegetarian animals; our tooth and jaw structure is vegetarian; and our saliva is alkaline and contains ptyalin for predigestion of grains.
Fermentation makes many foods more nutritious and digestible (fermentation is a form of predigestion)