- digest [dī′jest΄; ] for v. [ di jest′, dījest′]n.[ME < L digesta (in LL, a collection of writings), orig. pl. of digestus, pp. of digerere, to separate, explain < di-, apart + gerere, to bear, carry]1. a condensed but comprehensive account of a body of information; summary or synopsis, as of scientific, legal, or literary material2. a book, periodical, etc. consisting chiefly of such summaries or synopses or of articles condensed from other publications3. [D-] [often pl.] Rom. Law the Pandects of the Emperor Justinianvt.[ME digesten < L digestus: see DIGEST the n.]1.a) to arrange or classify systematically, usually in condensed formb) to condense (a piece of writing) by briefly summarizing its contents2. to change (food), esp. in the mouth, stomach, and intestines by the action of gastric and intestinal juices, enzymes, and bacteria, into a form that can be absorbed by the body3. to aid the digestion of (food)4. to think over and absorb5. to soften, disintegrate, etc. by the use of heat, usually together with water or other liquidvi.1. to be digested2. to digest foodSYN.- ABRIDGMENT
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.