HyperDic: mastication

English > 1 sense of the word mastication:
NOUNactmastication, chew, chewing, manductionbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
English > mastication: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.
Synonymschew, chewing, manduction
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
Verbsmasticatechew (food)

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