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manducate

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

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'.

Derivatives

manducation

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

manducatory

2
Pronunciation: /-kət(ə)ri, -ˈkeɪt(ə)ri/
adjective

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