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Meaning of MASTICATE

Pronunciation:  'mastu`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
  2. [v]  grind and knead; "masticate rubber"

MASTICATE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: chew, jaw, manducate
 See Also: champ, chaw, chomp, crunch, gnaw, grate, grind, gum, knead, mumble, munch, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mas"ti*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Masticated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Masticating}.] [L. masticatus, p. p. of
masticare to chew, prob. fr. mastiche mastic. See {Mastic}.]
To grind or crush with, or as with, the teeth and prepare for
swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, to masticate food.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Chew.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bite, bruise, champ, chaw, chew, chew the cud, chew up, chomp, chump, crunch, crush, gnash, gnaw, grind, gum, macerate, mash, mouth, mumble, munch, nibble, pulp, pulpify, ruminate, scrunch, smash, squash