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3 definitions found
 for Digestive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Digestive \Di*gest"ive\, n.
     1. That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
        --Chaucer.
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              That digestive [a cigar] had become to me as
              necessary as the meal itself.         --Blackw. Mag.
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     2. (Med.)
        (a) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer,
            promotes suppuration. --Dunglison.
        (b) A tonic. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Digestive \Di*gest"ive\, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.]
     Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote
     digestion; as, the digestive ferments.
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           Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. --B.
                                                    Jonson.
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     Digestive apparatus, the organs of food digestion, esp. the
        alimentary canal and glands connected with it.
  
     Digestive salt, the chloride of potassium.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  digestive
      adj 1: relating to or having the power to cause or promote
             digestion; "digestive juices"; "a digestive enzyme";
             "digestive ferment"
      n 1: any substance that promotes digestion

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