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Definition of 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

As was to be expected, the discovery of the nervous apparatus of the salivary glands immediately impelled physiologists to seek a similar apparatus in other glands lying deeper in the digestive canal.
Ivan Pavlov

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

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

Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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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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