/in'di jes"cheuhn, -duy-/, n.
1. uncomfortable inability or difficulty in digesting food; dyspepsia.
2. an instance or case of indigestion.
[1400-50; late ME < LL indigestion- (s. of indigestio). See IN-2, DIGESTION]

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also called  dyspepsia 

      any or all of the symptoms—abdominal discomfort, belching, flatulence, aversion to eating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn—associated with the malfunctioning of the digestive system. Indigestion may be caused by disease, but it primarily occurs because of stress, improper eating habits, excessive smoking, exorbitant consumption of coffee or alcohol, or hypersensitivity to particular foods. Indigestion can be alleviated by avoiding the foods or drinks that seem to cause it and by not smoking.

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Universalium. 2010.


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  • indigestion — [ ɛ̃diʒɛstjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; bas lat. indigestio ♦ Indisposition momentanée due à une digestion qui se fait mal, incomplètement (⇒ embarras). Avoir une indigestion. « Très sobres chez eux, ils se crevaient d indigestion chez les autres » (Zola) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indigestión — f. gastrol. Trastorno digestivo que provoca vómitos, náuseas, malestar gástrico y diarrea; puede estar ocasionado por el frío, las emociones o por una cantidad de comida excesiva o en mal estado. Medical Dictionary. 2011. indigestión …   Diccionario médico

  • Indigestion — In di*ges tion (?; 106), n. [L. indigestio: cf. F. indigestion. See {In } not, and {Digest}.] Discomfort due to a lack of proper digestive action; a failure of the normal changes which food should undergo in the alimentary canal; dyspepsia;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigestion — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. indigestion (13c.), from L.L. indigestionem (nom. indigestio), from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + digestionem (see DIGESTION (Cf. digestion)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indigestion — [n] upset stomach acid indigestion, acidosis, digestive upset, dyspepsia, dyspepsy, flatulence, flu, gas, gaseous stomach, heartburn, nausea, pain; concept 306 …   New thesaurus

  • indigestión — sustantivo femenino 1. Malestar abdominal producido por una mala digestión de los alimentos: Anoche no pude dormir, tuve una indigestión de cerezas. Sinónimo: empacho …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • indigestion — Indigestion. s. f. Difficulté de digerer, defaut de coction des aliments dans l estomac. Cela cause, donne des indigestions. avoir, sentir des indigestions. cela provient d indigestion …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Indigestion — (v. lat.), Mangel an Verdauung, bes. als Unpäßlichkeit durch Übermaß od. den Genuß von Speisen veranlaßt, die nach der individuellen Constitution, od. nach dem, durch Verhältnisse beschränkten Maß der Verdauungskraft nicht vertragen werden. Daher …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Indigestion — (lat.), Verdauungsstörung, Verdauungsbeschwerde, s. Dyspepsie …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Indigestion — (lat.), Verdauungsbeschwerde …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Indigestion — Indigestion, im Allgemeinen jede Verdauungsstörung, im engeren Sinne aber besonders die durch Ueberladung des Magens od. Genuß unverdaulicher Stoffe entstandene, mit Appetitlosigkeit, Unlust, Trägheit, Schwere u. Auftreibung des Magens, Uebelkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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