indigestible

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj indigestible digested with difficulty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ostriches swallow pebbles to aid in indigestion.
    • Indigestible Not digestible in the mind; distressful; intolerable; as, an indigestible simile.
    • Indigestible Not digestible; not readily soluble in the digestive juices; not easily convertible into products fitted for absorption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 40% of all indigestion remedies sold in the world are bought by Americans.
    • indigestible Not digestible physically; unassimilable, as food.
    • indigestible Not digestible mentally; not to be assimilated by the mind; not to be stomached or brooked; incomprehensible or unendurable: as, an indigestible statement; an indigestible affront.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Indigestible not digestible: not easily digested: not to be received or patiently endured
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Quotations

  • Harry A. Overstreet
    Harry A. Overstreet
    “Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.”
  • Minna Antrim
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    “A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Eating words has never given me indigestion.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. indigestibilis,: cf. F. indigestible,. See In- not, and Digest
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. indigestus, unarranged—in, not, digerĕre, to arrange, digest.

Usage

In literature:

Not when my indigestion is better!
"The Human Machine" by E. Arnold Bennett
The danger is in overindulgence and indigestion resulting in spiritual invalidism.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
In vain Mrs Garlick protested that the less she ate the better she felt; in vain she referred to her notorious indigestion.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
I am still suffering from indigestion.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2" by Lady Wallace
That's what gave your pore aunt 'er indigestion.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
I guess he must have indigestion.
"Sammie and Susie Littletail" by Howard R. Garis
Stop indigestion, increase circulation, renew and make blood.
"Supreme Personality" by Delmer Eugene Croft
A man seldom seems to be stronger than his stomach, for indigestion handicaps him in his accomplishment of big things.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
Garlic was used for indigestion and other ailments.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
A tablespoonful of lime water to a bottle of milk will aid indigestion.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
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In poetry:

Said the Middle Kingdom skeleton
We swallowed Tibet
Said the Dalai Lama skeleton
Indigestion's whatcha get
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
And the battle soon was over,
They " packed up " without any question;
Some picked it up —and ate it !
And died of indigestion ...
"The Bugle Calls? (Rat-a-tat! Plonk! Plonk!)" by T W Connor
As the varieties, whereon we feed,
Oft indigestions in our stomachs breed,
And dangerous diseases oft arise,
Because we were intemp'rate and unwise:
"Another, Before Meat" by Rees Prichard
He has made many meals
On the Lib'rals of late,
And the way that he feels
May be judged by his state;
For the fact that he has indigestion
Is needless, almost, to relate.
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis

In news:

The causes of chest pain can vary from indigestion to a heart attack.
It was suspected that the indigestible fiber they contain could make its way to the colon, lodge in the diverticula and cause inflammation and infection.
Hunger for Obama' has been replaced by indigestion .
Are investors getting indigestion over Chipotle.
Are investors getting indigestion over Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Outdoor Banquet Serves Political Indigestion .
Indigestion Is Treatable But May Signal Underlying Condition.
Eat Slowly to Help Manage Indigestion .
Tim Tebow mania is probably giving many indigestion .
Wiping Out Stomach Bugs Offers Indigestion Relief.
Getting rid of bacteria linked to stomach ulcers may provide some relief for people with indigestion even if they don't have detectable ulcers, a new study suggests.
Indigestion , also called non-ulcer stomach pain, is a common complaint, but it is not clear exactly what causes it.
Uncork the Chianti, invite some friends to dinner and don't forget the indigestion pills.
For a great many New England Patriots fans, the team's loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII remains an indigestible outrage.
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