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chew·ing

(chū'ing)
The act of grinding or crushing with the teeth; mastication.
[O.E. cēowan]

chew·ing

(chū'ing)
Mandibular action during mastication of food to make it soft enough to swallow.
[O.E. cēowan]

chewing,

n the movements of the mandible during mastication; controlled by neuromuscular action and limited by the anatomic structure of the temporomandibular joints. See also mastication.
chewing cycle,
chewing force,

chewing


chewing disease