n. process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed and assimilated by the body
His appetite for facts was better than his digestion.
Sentence in Classic:
If I could be less affectionate and sensitive, I should have a better digestion and an iron set of nerves.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
The baby, feeling herself detached from her habitual anchorage, made an instinctive motion of resistance; but the soothing influences of digestion prevailed, and Lily felt the soft weight sink trustfully against her breast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
He found the liver considerably enlarged, and the digestive powers weakened, while the course of mineral waters had been quite without effect.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
If the purpose of dinner is to nourish the body, a man who eats two dinners at once may perhaps get more enjoyment but will not attain his purpose, for his stomach will not digest the two dinners.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Scarlett digested this in silence, for she had never before been under the same roof with anyone who was not received.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context