Digester Di*gest"er, n. 1. One who digests. [1913 Webster]

2. A medicine or an article of food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power. [1913 Webster]

Rice is . . . a great restorer of health, and a great digester. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

3. A strong closed vessel, in which bones or other substances may be subjected, usually in water or other liquid, to a temperature above that of boiling, in order to soften them. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • digester — noun Date: 1614 1. one that digests or makes a digest 2. a vessel for digesting especially plant or animal materials …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • digester — /di jes teuhr, duy /, n. 1. a person or thing that digests. 2. Also, digestor. Chem. an apparatus in which substances are softened or disintegrated by moisture, heat, chemical action, or the like. [1570 80; DIGEST + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • digester — noun One who, or that which, digests …   Wiktionary

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  • digester — n. one who digests food; digestive aid; device in which substances are softened or disintegrated …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • digester — di·gest·er …   English syllables

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