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1. Digestion or solution in the stomach; the process by which food is turned into chyle, or otherwise prepared ot nourish the body; the change which food undergoes in the stomach.

2. Maturation; the process by which morbid matter is separated from the blood or humors, or otherwise change and prepared to be thrown off.

3. A ripening; the acceleration of any thing towards perfection.