from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of chewing; the process of triturating food with the teeth; manducation.
  • noun The process of tearing to pieces or kneading, as india-rubber, by means of the masticator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or operation of masticating; chewing, as of food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of chewing.
  • noun The process of crushing as though chewed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow


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