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Verb: masticate  'ma-stu,keyt
  1. Grind and knead
    "masticate rubber"
     
  2. Chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth
    "The cows were masticating the grass";
    - chew, manducate, jaw

Derived forms: masticates, masticated, masticating

Type of: grate, grind, knead, work

Encyclopedia: Masticate