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(tr) literary to eat or chew
[C17: from Latin mandūcāre to chew]
Past participle: manducated
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|Verb||1.||manducate - chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"|
champ - chafe at the bit, like horses
gum, mumble - grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
chaw - chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"
gnaw - bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"