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Fletcherism

[flech-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈflɛtʃ əˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
the practice of chewing food until it is reduced to a finely divided, liquefied mass: advocated by Horace Fletcher, 1849–1919, U.S. nutritionist.
Origin of Fletcherism
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; Fletcher + -ism
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  • The very large test of Fletcherism as a temperance expedient hereinbefore referred to was entirely accidental.

    Fletcherism Horace Fletcher
  • What would be the best way for business people to adopt Fletcherism?

    Fletcherism Horace Fletcher
  • But his chief recommendation was to eat slowly and chew carefully—an anticipation of Fletcherism.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • Fletcherism, in turn, is defined as "A method of thorough mastication recommended by Horace Fletcher."

    Fletcherism Horace Fletcher
  • Now we come to a phase of the merits of Fletcherism which has already furnished an abundance of evidence to its credit.

    Fletcherism Horace Fletcher
British Dictionary definitions for Fletcherism

Fletcherism

/ˈflɛtʃəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
the practice of chewing food thoroughly and drinking liquids in small sips to aid digestion
Word Origin
C20: named after Horace Fletcher (1849–1919), American nutritionist
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