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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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"Carrot juice for example, after being pressed, will not separate." For purees and ice creams, a Champion juicer, which masticates the fruit and vegetables, is employed to create smooth nut butters and frozen desserts with a creamy mouth feel.
As the patient masticates and sweating occurs, the cornstarch will turn black as it reacts to both the sweat and the iodine.