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Verb: masticate  'ma-stu,keyt
  1. Grind and knead
    "masticate rubber"
  2. Bite repeatedly with the teeth, typically to grind food before swallowing it
    "The cows were masticating the grass";
    - chew, manducate, jaw [informal]

Derived forms: masticated, masticates, masticating

Type of: grate, grind, knead, work

Encyclopedia: Masticate