Digestion vs Cacogastric - What's the difference?

digestion | cacogastric |

As a noun digestion

is digestion.

As an adjective cacogastric is

(rare) troubled with bad digestion.



  • The process, in the gastrointestinal tract, by which food is converted into substances that can be utilized by the body.
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  • The result of this process.
  • The ability to use this process.
  • The processing of decay in organic matter assisted by microorganisms.
  • The assimilation and understanding of ideas.
  • (medicine, archaic) Generation of pus; suppuration.
  • cacogastric



    (en adjective)
  • (rare) Troubled with bad digestion.
  • (Carlyle)
    (Webster 1913)