manduction


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Noun1.manduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharistmanduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
ritual - the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
intercommunion - participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
2.manduction - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallowmanduction - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
chomping - the act of chewing noisily
gumming, mumbling - ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
rumination - (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food