Part of speech: verb

To chew.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "masticate":

  1. That vivacious traveller, Pere Huc, tells us he has seen a Tartar chief at dinner gravely hand over to an underling a piece of gristle he found himself unable to masticate, and that the gift was received with every semblance of gratitude and delight. - "Americans and Others", Agnes Repplier.
  2. It is always best to eat slowly, masticate your food well, refrain from drinking when you are thirsty, and stand for half an hour after eating. - "Concerning Sally", William John Hopkins.
  3. I have observed that the natives mix the gum of certain trees with the bark, and masticate both together. - "The Bushman Life in a New Country", Edward Wilson Landor.