Definition of Masticate

1. Verb. Grind and knead. "Masticate rubber"

Generic synonyms: Knead, Work



2. Verb. Chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth. "The cows were masticating the grass"
Exact synonyms: Chew, Jaw, Manducate
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 Masticate

1. v. t. To grind or crush with, or as with, the teeth and prepare for swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, to masticate food.

Definition of Masticate

1. Verb. (transitive) To chew (food). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To grind or knead something into a pulp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Masticate

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

Medical Definition of Masticate

1. To chew your food and mix the food with saliva (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Masticate

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mastery
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masthouses
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masticable
masticate (current term)
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Literary usage of Masticate

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1. The Phantom World: Or, The Philosophy of Spirits, Apparitions, &c by Augustin Calmet (1850)
"IT is an opinion widely spread in Germany, that certain dead persons masticate in their graves, and devour whatever may be close to them; that they are even ..."

2. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"Cancer of tongue, edges indurated, raised and knotty, speech difficult and indistinct, cannot masticate on account of pain. Kreosotum. ..."

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