Definition of masticate
masticationplay \ˌmas-tə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
masticatorplay \ˈmas-tə-ˌkā-tər\ noun
Examples of masticate in a Sentence
The cows were masticating their food.
mindlessly masticated peanuts while watching the baseball game on TV
MASTICATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of masticate for English Language Learners
: to chew (food)
MASTICATE Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of masticate
transitive verb: to grind, crush, and chew (food) with or as if with the teeth in preparation for swallowing
2: to soften or reduce to pulp by crushing or kneading
intransitive verb: to make the motions involved in masticating food
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