indigestible (adj.) late 15c., from IN- (Cf. in-) (1) "not, opposite of" + DIGESTIBLE (Cf. digestible); or else from L.L. indigestibilis. Related: Indigestibility.

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  • Indigestible — In di*gest i*ble, a. [L. indigestibilis: cf. F. indigestible. See {In } not, and {Digest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not digestible; not readily soluble in the digestive juices; not easily convertible into products fitted for absorption. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigestible — [ ɛ̃diʒɛstibl ] adj. • 1380; de 1. in et digestible ♦ Qui ne peut pas être digéré. Il subsiste à la fin de l intestin grêle des résidus indigestibles. ⇒INDIGESTIBLE, adj. A. [En parlant d une substance quelconque] Qu il est impossible de digérer …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indigestible — is spelt in …   Modern English usage

  • indigestible — (Del lat. indigestibĭlis). adj. desus. indigerible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • indigestible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) difficult or impossible to digest. 2) difficult to read or understand. DERIVATIVES indigestibility noun indigestibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • indigestible — [in΄di jes′tə bəl, in΄dījes′tə bəl] adj. [L indigestibilis] 1. that cannot be digested 2. not easily digested indigestibility n …   English World dictionary

  • indigestible — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪʤe̱stɪb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Food that is indigestible cannot be digested easily. Fried food is very indigestible. Ant: digestible 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe facts or ideas as indigestible, you mean that they are… …   English dictionary

  • indigestible — in|di|ges|ti|ble [ˌındıˈdʒestıbəl] adj 1.) food that is indigestible cannot easily be broken down in the stomach into substances that the body can use 2.) information that is indigestible is not easy to understand ▪ indigestible statistics …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indigestible — adjective 1 food that is indigestible cannot easily be broken down in the stomach into substances that the body can use opposite digestible 2 facts that are indigestible are not easy to understand: indigestible statistics indigestibly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • indigestible — (in di jè sti bl ) adj. Qu on ne peut digérer. •   Il [un aliment] reste aussi indigestible dans l estomac de ceux qui ne ruminent pas, BERN. DE ST PIERRE Harm. I, Tabl. gén.. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Ils nous representent l estat d une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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