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Definition of Digestive

Digestive

  1. Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments.
  2. That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
  3. A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.
  4. A tonic.

Digestive Quotations

There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.
Nikola Tesla

A jellyfish is little more than a pulsating bell, a tassel of trailing tentacles and a single digestive opening through which it both eats and excretes - as regrettable an example of economy of design as ever was.
Jeffrey Kluger

The digestive canal represents a tube passing through the entire organism and communicating with the external world, i.e. as it were the external surface of the body, but turned inwards and thus hidden in the organism.
Ivan Pavlov

Ever since then, all descendant vertebrates have had the forward end of the digestive system and the forward end of the respiratory system very much involved with each other. This manifests itself in the human body with a crossing of the two systems in the throat.
George C. Williams

The physiologist who succeeds in penetrating deeper and deeper into the digestive canal becomes convinced that it consists of a number of chemical laboratories equipped with various mechanical devices.
Ivan Pavlov
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Digestive Translations

digestive in French is digestif
digestive in Italian is eupeptico
digestive in Spanish is digestivo

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