Definition of Manducate

1. Verb. Chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth. "The cows were masticating the grass"

Exact synonyms: Chew, Jaw, Masticate
Specialized synonyms: Champ, Chomp, Champ, Gum, Mumble, Chaw, Crunch, Munch, Gnaw
Generic synonyms: Grate, Grind
Derivative terms: Chew, Chew, Chewer, Chewing, Jaw, Jaw, Mastication



Definition of Manducate

1. v. t. To masticate; to chew; to eat.

Definition of Manducate

1. Verb. (literary) to chew; to masticate ¹

2. Verb. (literary) to eat ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manducate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manducate

mandrake root
mandrakes
mandraulic
mandred
mandrel
mandrels
mandril
mandrill
mandrills
mandrils
mandrin
mandritta
mandrittas
manduca
manducable
manducate (current term)
manducated
manducates
manducating
manducation
manducations
manducatory
manduction
mandyas
mandylion
mandylions
mane
maneaba
maneater
maneaters

Literary usage of Manducate

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"[< manducate + -ory.J Pertaining to or employed in ... [L., a glutton, a chewer, esp. as in def., < inand'-rr, chew: see manducate. ..."

2. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1852)
"3) Either we manducate the accidents only, or else the substance of bread, ... If we manducate bread, then 'tis capable of all the natural alterations, ..."

3. Later Writings of Bishop Hooper: Together with His Letters and Other Pieces by John Hooper (1852)
"... "Accipite et manducate," recitant, ... sibi ipsis in missa palam dixit, " Accipite et tacite dicunt, " Accipite et manducate. ..."

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