digest · verb T /dɑɪˈdʒest/Full view
digest (FOOD)
C1 to change food in your stomach into substances that your body can use
Dictionary example:

I need some time to digest my dinner.

Learner example:

Most families are also trying to eat a bit less meat, because meat is very hard to digest. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Dutch)

C1 to think about new information carefully in order to understand it
Dictionary example:

You need to give me time to digest this report.

Learner example:

Also I found the lectures about how to write CVs very useful although if the groups were smaller, it would have made the information easier to digest. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Russian)

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