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To process food in the body

digest

verb

when your stomach digests food, it changes it into the substances that your body needs

assimilate

verb

to take in and use food or other nutrients

go down

if food or drink goes down, you swallow it

burn

verb

to use fat or energy in your body

down

adjective, adverb, preposition

when food or drink goes down, it goes from your mouth to your stomach

absorb

verb

to take in a gas, liquid, or other substance

stay down

if food that you have eaten stays down, it stays in your stomach and you are not sick

ingest

verb

to take food or drink into the body

metabolise

a British spelling of metabolize

metabolize

verb

if your body metabolizes food, oxygen etc, it changes it into a form that can be used as energy

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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