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  • of, relating to, or functioning in digestion
  • having the power to cause or promote digestion
  • a substance that aids digestion
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Di*gest"ive (?), a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] 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.

Di*gest"ive, n. 1. That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine. Chaucer.

That digestive [a cigar] had become to me as necessary as the meal itself.
Blackw. Mag.

2. (Med.) (a) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration. Dunglison. (b) A tonic. [R.]

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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