The process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the stomach and intestines into substances that can be used by the body
A person's capacity to break down food in such a way
bouts of dysentery impaired his digestion
The process of treating a substance by means of heat, enzymes, or a solvent to promote decomposition or extract essential components
the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
learning and coming to understand ideas and information; "his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"
(digestive) relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion; "digestive juices"; "a digestive enzyme"; "digestive ferment"
Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller components that can be absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a break-down of larger food molecules to smaller ones.
In alchemy, Digestion is a process in which gentle heat is applied to a substance over a period of several weeks.
(Digestive) Promote or aid in digestion. (Anise, Chicory, Chives, Echinacea, Fennel, Garlic, Mugwort, Mustard, Papaya)
(Digestive (biscuit)) A “digestive” is a type of cookie (“biscuit” in Britspeak). It’s somewhat similar to America’s graham crackers.
(Digestive) Gas; bloating; indigestion; feeling of early fullness with only small amounts of food; loss of appetite
(Digestive) composed of the oral cavity, pharynx, stomach and intestines
(Digestive) the British name for a popular commercial biscuit. It is of the pastry dough type, made from coarse brown flour. It is thick, fairly crisp, but also crumbly and, being only moderately sweet, goes well with hard English cheese. ...
Digestive system diseases
process the body uses to break down food into simple substances for energy, growth, and cell repair.
The biochemical decomposition of organic matter, resulting in partial gasification, liquefaction, and mineralization of pollutants.
A process in which food is broken down into absorbable forms by the stomach and upper small intestine.
process of breaking down foods into small molecules for absorption.
(noun) – changing food into chemicals like sugar and protein that are small enough to get into the cells where they can be used for energy and growth
is the biological decomposition of material in a container
The enzymatic breakdown of large insoluble organic molecules into small soluble organic molecules which can be absorbed and used by either aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms.
dissolution of solid material, typically involving strong acid, heat, and possibly fusion, usually done to convert a test portion to an aqueous solution before chemical separations
process of breaking large molecules into smaller ones by chemical and/or physical means
breaking down food in the stomach and intestines
(1) In nutrition: the breakdown, in the alimentary tract, of complex organic substances into simpler substances so that they may be used in metabolisim. (2) In waste water treatment: catalytic activity, enzymatic activity and bacterial action in waste water treatment.
Food is dissolved in the stomach to let the nutrients - protein, vitamins, minerals etc. enter the bloodstream.