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digest

  

      vb  
1    to subject (food) to a process of digestion  
2    tr   to assimilate mentally  
3      (Chem)   to soften or disintegrate or be softened or disintegrated by the action of heat, moisture, or chemicals; decompose  
4    tr   to arrange in a methodical or systematic order; classify  
5    tr   to reduce to a summary  
6    tr  
Archaic   to tolerate  
      n  
7    a comprehensive and systematic compilation of information or material, often condensed  
8    a magazine, periodical, etc., that summarizes news of current events  
9    a compilation of rules of law based on decided cases  
     (C14: from Late Latin digesta writings grouped under various heads, from Latin digerere to divide, from di- apart + gerere to bear)  


Digest  
      n     (Roman law)   an arrangement of excerpts from the writings and opinions of eminent lawyers, contained in 50 books compiled by order of Justinian in the sixth century a.d  
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Digest  
      n     (Roman law)   an arrangement of excerpts from the writings and opinions of eminent lawyers, contained in 50 books compiled by order of Justinian in the sixth century a.d  


digest  
      vb  
1    to subject (food) to a process of digestion  
2    tr   to assimilate mentally  
3      (Chem)   to soften or disintegrate or be softened or disintegrated by the action of heat, moisture, or chemicals; decompose  
4    tr   to arrange in a methodical or systematic order; classify  
5    tr   to reduce to a summary  
6    tr  
Archaic   to tolerate  
      n  
7    a comprehensive and systematic compilation of information or material, often condensed  
8    a magazine, periodical, etc., that summarizes news of current events  
9    a compilation of rules of law based on decided cases  
     (C14: from Late Latin digesta writings grouped under various heads, from Latin digerere to divide, from di- apart + gerere to bear)  

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digest

  

      vb  
1    absorb, assimilate, concoct, dissolve, incorporate, macerate  
2    absorb, assimilate, con, consider, contemplate, grasp, master, meditate, ponder, study, take in, understand  
3    arrange, classify, codify, dispose, methodize, systematize, tabulate  
4    abridge, compress, condense, reduce, shorten, summarize  
      n  
5    abridgment, abstract, compendium, condensation, epitome, précis, résumé, summary, synopsis  

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