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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 same lot of natural rubber used in the previous section was masticated for 10 minutes in the presence of a chemical or physical peptizer to investigate the different effects of these reaction mechanisms on the overall viscoelastic properties of natural rubber.
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.
and Frem.), which is similar to adding masticated tree debris, increased perennial grass density and cover and decreased invasive annual grass density and cover [22].
Al-Bahri has been a qat vendor for almost 30 years, but you won't catch him with masticated green leaves in his mouth, which health professionals say after years of excessive use can lead to teeth staining.
One character "looked like something the dog had choked up, a masticated ball of gristle and fat." There are dozens of clever examples throughout the book, but my favourite is: "After Miguel and Jonah, I entered a series of brief relationships, the kind you stumble into to erase traces of the last.
With 23 years of independence the success story of Namibia's performance should be masticated gently explained Schuler.
Teeth are necessary because they chomp up food before sending it, nicely masticated, into the dark depths of the digestive system.
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).