digestive etymology

English word digestive comes from Late Latin digestivus

Detailed word origin of digestive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
digestivus Late Latin (LL)
digestif Old French (fro) A digestive (substance that aids digestion) Digestive (that aids digestion).
digestive English (eng) Of, relating to, or functioning in digestion.. That causes or promotes digestion. (UK, Ireland) A digestive biscuit.. A substance that aids digestion.