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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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On the other hand, 10 years after treatment, the native shrub buckbrush, an important deer browse, had almost disappeared from all fire plots, while it was more prevalent in the masticated plots than in the untreated plots (Wilkin et al.
TABLE 3 FREQUENCY AND PERCENTAGE ACCORDING TO WEIGHT OF MASTICATED PEANUTS IN BOTH GROUPS
Healthy human subjects consumed 30g of blanched almonds either as the whole food or mechanically masticated to replicate the particle distribution of the masticated sample.
At flavor-tripping parties, guests will pop a berry then chew, chew and chew some more, letting the masticated fruit linger on the tongue.
But now his favourite dish is off the menu after he nearly swallowed the masticated gum.
In 2002, the first stage of mechanical treatments (thinning the overstory) was completed prior to fieldwork, and 2003 was the first post-treatment year (mechanical stands were masticated and all treatments incorporating fire were burned).
Deer tracks were everywhere, as were remnants of masticated acorns; it looked perfect.
is gone, ostensibly because Charlotte is no mere city but is instead a 16-county two-state blob that absorbs all the little communities within devouring distance, chewing them up into one masticated bolus flavorless enough to be swallowed by savvy global investors put off by states with directional adjectives in their names.
You swore you would begin the mother of all diets once you had masticated your way through every sugar-coated, artery-clogging delicacy in the Western Hemisphere.
It was found that the Mooney viscosity of P(NR/HAF) would decline very fast with increased of rotor speed or mixing temperature after being masticated for 5 min or more, as shown on the right top corner of Fig.
No little bit of Wrigley's spearmint this but a golf club sized, flattened piece of the finest well masticated Alex Ferguson
Returning the masticated pulp to the library got him fired, but later earned him a place in MOMA'S collection and the reverence of young artists.