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manducate Line breaks: man|du¦cate
Pronunciation: /ˈmandjʊkeɪt/

Definition of manducate in English:

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.

Derivatives

manducation
Pronunciation: /mandjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
manducatory
Pronunciation: /ˈmandjʊkət(ə)ri/ /mandjʊˈkeɪt(ə)ri/
adjective

Origin

Early 17th century (earlier (early 16th century) as manducation): from Latin manducat- 'chewed', from the verb manducare, from manduco 'guzzler', from mandere 'to chew'.

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