masticate


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to bite and grind with the teeth

Synonyms for masticate

grind and knead

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There are electric sheep to hone a collie's herding skills, a vending machine filled with shoes for dogs who like to masticate and a dinner table delivery system based around a toy train set.
Immemorial customs, like chewing quat leaves (low-grade narcotics that Yemeni men masticate during their evening chats), co-exist with satellite phones and a sort of democratic republic.
At the moment it might be viewed as junk food for moronic MacMinds to masticate.
Suffice to say, during his years in the ring Yoshikawa never once tried to masticate an opponent's ear.
The ability to efficiently masticate was enhanced by an increase in the size of the temporalis muscle.
See, these days his ability to nosh on multiple pasties is so far advanced he doesn't even masticate like normal people.
For Hadewijch and other medieval women, the medium of mystical union is ecstatic love, and "To love is to engulf and be engulfed, to masticate and to assimilate, to flow out with nurture so that one's body becomes food for another" (HF, 157).
But feeding tests were much less sophisticated than those in use today, and many turn-of-the-century books and magazines advised, "For cattle, it does not pay to grind corn when the price per bushel is 40 cents or less; while for horses, sheep and swine, our experience has been that it does not pay to grind when the price is below 60 cents, for these animals masticate or grind their food pretty thoroughly.
I mean, who wants to watch anybody masticate in public?
Now chew on this: mastic derives its name from the Greek verb mastichein, "to gnash the teeth," or masticate.