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mas·ti·cate

(mas'ti-kāt),
To chew; to perform mastication.

masticate

(măs′tĭ-kāt′)
v. masti·cated, masti·cating, masti·cates
v.tr.
1. To chew (food).
2. To grind and knead (rubber, for example) into a pulp.
v.intr.
To chew food.

mas′ti·ca′tion n.
mas′ti·ca′tor n.

masticate

verb To chew.

mas·ti·cate

(mas'ti-kāt)
To chew; to perform mastication.

mas·ti·cate

(mas'ti-kāt)
To chew.

masticate

(mas´tikāt´),
v 1. to grind or crush food with the teeth to prepare it for swallowing and digestion.
v 2. to chew.