Digestive

Definition of Digestive

Di`gest´ive
a.1.Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments.
Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be.
- B. Jonson.
Digestive apparatus
the organs of food digestion, esp. the alimentary canal and glands connected with it.
Digestive salt
the chloride of potassium.
n.1.That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
That digestive [a cigar] had become to me as necessary as the meal itself.
- Blackw. Mag.
2.(Med.) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.

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