digestion


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Synonyms for digestion

the process of absorbing and incorporating, especially mentally

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the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat

the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body

learning and coming to understand ideas and information

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He advised great statesmen to examine into the diet of all suspected persons; their times of eating; upon which side they lay in bed; with which hand they wipe their posteriors; take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool, which he found by frequent experiment; for, in such conjunctures, when he used, merely as a trial, to consider which was the best way of murdering the king, his ordure would have a tincture of green; but quite different, when he thought only of raising an insurrection, or burning the metropolis.
Incidentally, I find it interferes very much with my digestion.
If I could be less affectionate and sensitive, I should have a better digestion and an iron set of nerves.
Their catholic digestions were equally tolerant of a rat or an insect.
The modest comforts of home, the savory charms of made dishes, the decorous joy of digestions accomplished on hearth-rugs, lost all their attractions, and the dogs ungratefully left the house to seek dissipation and adventure in the outer world.
To date, controlling the digestion rate has focused primarily on pancreatic alpha-amylase, which quickly breaks down starch molecules.
One reason is because this food 'waste' can be processed by anaerobic digestion (AD).
A DEAL has been struck to build an anaerobic digestion plant in North Wales, which will be able to power 1,500 homes continually for one year.
After a detailed procurement process the preferred option is to create a new anaerobic digestion unit to treat food waste based in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Toxicity of Pb requires accurate quantification from poultry samples, which in turn is dependent on efficiency of digestion procedure.
It's correcting imbalances in many aspects of digestion.
Last year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) set out an anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan to illustrate the government's vision for the sector and provide a detailed plan of how to achieve it.
Biogas production; pretreatment methods in anaerobic digestion.
The results obtained indicate that bovine, ovine, and caprine CMPs exhibited moderate in vitro ACE-inhibitory activities that increased considerably after digestion under simulated gastrointestinal conditions.
Understanding the relationship between food structure and the breakdown, digestion and transport of food components within the GI tract facilitates the successful design of health promoting foods.