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Meaning of MASTICATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
 

MASTICATION is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: chew, chewing, manduction
 
 See Also: change of state, chomping, eating, feeding, gumming, mumbling, rumination

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mas`ti*ca"tion\, n. [L. masticatio: cf. F.
mastication.]
The act or operation of masticating; chewing, as of food.

      Mastication is a necessary preparation of solid
      aliment, without which there can be no good digestion.
                                               --Arbuthnot.

 

 

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