HyperDic: masticate

English > 2 senses of the word masticate:
VERBcontactmasticategrind and knead
consumptionmasticate, chew, manducate, jawchew (food)
English > masticate: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninggrind and knead.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"masticate rubber"
Broaderknead, workmake uniform
English > masticate: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningchew (food) ; to bite and grind with the teeth.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymschew, manducate, jaw
Entailed byeattake in solid food
Narrowerchampchafe at the bit, like horses
chawchew without swallowing
chomp, champchew noisily
crunch, munchchew noisily
gnawbite or chew on with the teeth
mumble, gumgrind with the gums
Broadergrate, grindmake a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
Spanishmascar, masticar
Catalanmastegar, masticar
Nounsmasticationbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict