manducate

manducate

[man-joo-keyt]
verb (used with object), manducated, manducating. Archaic.
to chew; masticate; eat.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin mandūcātus, past participle of mandūcāre to chew, eat, derivative of mandūcus glutton; see -ate1

manducable [man-joo-kuh-buhl] , adjective
manducation, noun
manducatory [man-joo-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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manducate (ˈmændjʊˌkeɪt)
 
vb
literary (tr) to eat or chew
 
[C17: from Latin mandūcāre to chew]
 
mandu'cation
 
n
 
mandu'catory
 
adj

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