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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.
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Chen et al., "Prognostic value of MRI-derived masticator space involvement in IMRT-treated nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients," Radiation Oncology, vol.
Harvest/Thinning Feller Buncher (16) Harvester (13) Masticator (15) Sawhead/tree shear (8) Equipment Type Skidding Skidder (40) Horse (3) Light (3) Forwarder (1) Chipper (27) Processing Delimber (12) Stationary Sawmill (11) Portable Sawmill (7) Firewoord Processor (4) Note: Table made from bar graph.
Sara's presence as masticator is again pronounced later in the meal: just as Mary looked at Ralph across her joint, here North "looked at [Sara], biting little bits off her banana" (323).
This included application as a continuous masticator (6-11) and the extrusion of pipes and profiles from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) (11) for infrastructure.
"The neuro-muscular dentistry lays special stress on masticator muscle relaxation.
1.) the pathogenic correlations in the periodontal disease referring to the area factor--general and periodontal reactivity, the direct and indirect prosthetic iatrogenic factors, the occlusal and masticator dysfunction, the distorted self-maintenance function as bias for local-regional factors together with the microbial factor from the dental plaque, as follows:
SheAAEs shy.AoHer daughters have embraced their motherAAEs strange new celebrity as a master masticator, traveling with her to competitions nationwide.
But that's my gob for you - masochistic masticator).
My favorite crackpot--American, naturally--was Horace Fletcher, the Great Masticator, who launched a fad that swept the United States and Europe at the turn of the 20th century: Chew each bite 32 times, he proclaimed, and you will enjoy perfect health.
That said, everything about Postcolonial Melancholia, a collection of four Wellek Library Lectures in critical theory delivered at the University of California, Irvine, is largely digestible, though only for the dedicated masticator. This is the sort of book that makes wonderful sense in the telling, but can leave you wondering about just what you've been told.
Cola or kola nuts Seeds of cola tree used as a masticator
For solid test samples the MASTICATOR can be used for automatic homogenisation within individual sterile polythene bags, preventing cross-contamination and providing a uniform suspension for analysis.