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Mastication

noun
1.
Biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.  Synonyms: chew, chewing, manduction.






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"Mastication" Quotes from Famous Books



... boar!" muttered young Ingoldsby; alluding, perhaps, to a slice of brawn which he had just begun to operate upon, but which, from the celerity with which it disappeared, did not seem so very difficult of mastication. ...
— Humorous Ghost Stories • Dorothy Scarborough



Words linked to "Mastication" :   eating, chew, rumination, feeding, manduction, masticate, mumbling, change of state, gumming, chomping, chewing



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