verb[with object] formal
Chew or eat: she fell upon the wretched vegetable and manducated it
More example sentences
- Anyway, one evening as we were manducating our victuals at a local eatery, my sweet and bashful convent girl asked me if I thought she looked fat.
early 17th century (earlier ( early 16th century) as manducation): from Latin manducat- 'chewed', from the verb manducare, from manduco 'guzzler', from mandere 'to chew'.
Definition of manducate in:
- The US English dictionary