HyperDic: manduction

English > 2 senses of the word manduction:
NOUNactmanduction, Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manductionthe act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
actmanduction, chew, chewing, masticationbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
English > manduction: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist.
SynonymsCommunion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction
Part ofHoly Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's SupperA Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
Narrowerintercommunionparticipation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
BroaderritualThe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
Spanishcomunión
Catalancomunió
English > manduction: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.
Synonymschew, chewing, mastication
Part ofeating, feedingThe act of consuming food
NarrowerchompingThe act of chewing noisily
mumbling, gummingIneffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
rumination(of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishmasticación
Catalanmasticació

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