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indigestible

(ĭn″dĭ-jĕs′tĭ-bl) [L. in-, not, + digerere, to separate]
Not digestible.
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Discard the cooking water (it contains some undigestible sugars).
Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as mechanical bowel problems, ulcerations, perforations, and obstructions may occur due to ingesting substances that are undigestible, such as hair eating.
This economy ignores what is edible and transforms the undigestible remnants of animals (the horns, the skull) into signs capable of multiple interpretations.
I don't know whether this way of writing popular stories is cultivated in Cuba; I hope not, because in my country all it's given us is undigestible volumes that don't even interest people out in the country, who prefer to go on sipping their brew and listening to stories, nor do they interest city readers, who may well be jaded and decadent, but they have read the classics of the genre with care.
Considering that nighthawks have a very limited time (likely [less than]2 h daily) to forage, it is strange that they would select prey items with high concentrations of undigestible material.
For many poets, the result would be bathos, or undigestible cliches.
For me, the undigestible in Neruda would be the blatant Stalinism in finis poem written in the 1940s.
Unfortunately the sweeping scope of the project results in a mountain of documentary material that is both undigested and undigestible. The author veers among the four institutions and across centuries in single paragraphs, even single sentences.
"Black Americans," Kovel writes, "were considered basically subhuman animals while Native Americans became the inhuman devils (a beast, too, though of the apocalypse) flitting through the wilderness beyond the city upon the hill; two nightmares as yet undigestible by the dominant culture, the one sedimenting into white racism, the other into anticommunism."
The hopes for countering this drift toward bureaucracy and concentration are the sprouting of small independent presses like Thunder's Mouth, Soho Press and North Point; "de-acquisition," in which conglomerates regurgitate undigestible acquisitions (Random House itself was de-acquired by the transnational RCA before it was absorbed into the Newhouse apparatus); and the growing number of independent bookstores that are making in-roads on the chains in cities and malls across the country.
whole, in Moby-Dick, and struggling the last forty years of his life with this undigestible continent: note the lecture tour to the midwest, the setting of The Confidence-Man, the many images in his later books intended to make the land pelagic.
So it remains undigested and expelled out in the form of undigestible phosphorous that imparts in water pollution.