manducate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v manducate chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth "He jawed his bubble gum","Chew your food and don't swallow it!","The cows were masticating the grass"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Manducate To masticate; to chew; to eat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • manducate To masticate; chew.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Manducate man′dū-kāt to chew or eat
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. manducatus, p. p. of manducare, to chew. See Manger
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. manducāremandĕre, to chew.

Usage

In literature:

Of the ridiculous statue Manduce; and how and what the Gastrolaters sacrifice to their ventripotent god.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Of the ridiculous statue Manduce; and how and what the Gastrolaters sacrifice to their ventripotent god.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
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