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Masticate   Listen
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Masticate  v. t.  (past & past part. masticated; pres. part. masticating)  To grind or crush with, or as with, the teeth and prepare for swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, to masticate food.






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"Masticate" Quotes from Famous Books



... going to say: "This is too much for me!" No matter how tired you are this work will do you more good than any medicines. You are not to take medicines without telling me about it. You are not to eat between meals; you are not to take any liquids with your meals. Masticate your food carefully. Don't bolt your meals in a hurry. Take time to eat properly. Don't sleep more than eight hours. Don't dance half the night away. You must look out for your health while you are training. ...
— The Art of Stage Dancing - The Story of a Beautiful and Profitable Profession • Ned Wayburn

... much needless worry. His practice and advice is, be sure that you are really hungry and are not pampering false appetite. If true appetite that will relish plain bread alone is not present, wait for it, if you have to wait till noon. Then chew, masticate, munch, bite, taste everything you take in your mouth; until it is not only thoroughly liquefied and made neutral or alkaline by saliva, but until the reduced substance all settles back in the folds at the back of the mouth and excites the swallowing impulse ...
— The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition • A. W. Duncan



Words linked to "Masticate" :   work, jaw, gum, mumble, chew, gnaw, grind, mastication, manducate, crunch, grate, champ



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