Definition of masticate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

masticate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈmæstəˌkeɪt//
 
[intransitive](technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they masticate
 
he / she / it masticates
 
past simple masticated
 
-ing form masticating
 
 
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to chew food
mastication
 
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NAmE//ˌmæstəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] a fiber-rich diet that encourages mastication
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: masticate