What body parts are used to digest food?
The large intestine does not digest food. It simply is used to absorb water and compact the stool. The majority of digestion occurs in the small intestine where nutrients are also absorbed for the body. Some digestion occurs in the stomach but is mostly used to decompose the food into a form that the small intestine can digest.
The word 'digest' is both a noun (digest, digests) and a verb (digest, digests, digesting, digested). The noun 'digest' (di gest) is a word for a summation or condensation of a book or report. The verb 'digest' (di gest) means to break down food within the body into substances that can be absorbed and used by the body.