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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There are electric sheep to hone a collie's herding skills, a vending machine filled with shoes for dogs who like to masticate and a dinner table delivery system based around a toy train set.
Immemorial customs, like chewing quat leaves (low-grade narcotics that Yemeni men masticate during their evening chats), co-exist with satellite phones and a sort of democratic republic.
Today, numerous juicers are available--some masticate, some grate, some pulverize all types of foods and the most popular, squeeze citrus.
05) in morning and evening-collected cattle masticate in summer rangeland herbage (Kirby and Stuth, 1982).
Suffice to say, during his years in the ring Yoshikawa never once tried to masticate an opponent's ear.
Officials at an all-night Heindon Road diner had some trouble persuading a topless man to put on a shirt, so the other customers could masticate their hash browns in peace without his brazen nipples obtruding on the scene.
The ability to efficiently masticate was enhanced by an increase in the size of the temporalis muscle.
This is not exactly the barrel-chested Patinkin known to masticate the scenery and send his spooky falsetto out on search-and-destroy missions in musicals like "The Knife.
See, these days his ability to nosh on multiple pasties is so far advanced he doesn't even masticate like normal people.
For Hadewijch and other medieval women, the medium of mystical union is ecstatic love, and "To love is to engulf and be engulfed, to masticate and to assimilate, to flow out with nurture so that one's body becomes food for another" (HF, 157).