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masticate

mas·ti·cate

masticate

 
pronunciation:
mae stih keIt
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: masticated, masticates, masticating
definition 1: to grind (food) with the teeth; chew.
synonyms:
chew
similar words:
champ, crunch, gnaw, munch, nibble
definition 2: to knead or grind to a pulp.
synonyms:
chew, crush, grind, mash, mill
similar words:
bray, kibble, pestle
derivations: mastication (n.), masticator (n.)