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manducate

[man-joo-keyt] /ˈmæn dʒʊˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), manducated, manducating. Archaic.
1.
to chew; masticate; eat.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin mandūcātus, past participle of mandūcāre to chew, eat, derivative of mandūcus glutton; see -ate1
Related forms
manducable
[man-joo-kuh-buh l] /ˈmæn dʒʊ kə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
manducation, noun
manducatory
[man-joo-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmæn dʒʊ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manducate

manducate

/ˈmændjʊˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (literary) to eat or chew
Derived Forms
manducation, noun
manducatory, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin mandūcāre to chew
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