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chew·ing

(chū'ing)
The act of grinding or crushing with the teeth; mastication.
[O.E. cēowan]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

chew·ing

(chū'ing)
Mandibular action during mastication of food to make it soft enough to swallow.
[O.E. cēowan]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012