masticate


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masticate

[′mas·tə‚kāt]
(chemical engineering)
To process rubber on a machine to make it softer and more pliable before mixing with other substances.
(physiology)
To chew.
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The title role provides John Travolta a rare opportunity to masticate reams of literate dialogue while pretending to be drunk and drawling.
Unless your system is in terrific shape, you will not be able to masticate, digest, assimilate and eliminate all that heavy food.
Connelly masticate pieces of hot dogs before giving them to her beloved parrot and we watch Alex pound on the old woman's chest and give her mouth-to-mouth only to be accused of sexual harassment.
I remember sitting in the pub with this one actor who was pretending to be a Professor of Mastication and he was telling me that even when you drinkmilk you have to masticate it.
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And as an extra added bonus, we get the sublime, loony pleasure of hearing Jack masticate the line ``The magic of Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim's 'West Side Story,' '' followed by a coerced duet of ``I Feel Pretty.
My ensemble last night was entirely for you," she added, her tongue now so far in her cheek that it was hard to masticate and enunciate at the same time.