Word of the Day – Masticate

By September 13, 2019 Word of the Day

Masticate (verb)

mas-tik-ayt

Chew (food)

Mid 17th century (earlier (Middle English) as mastication): from late Latin masticat- ‘chewed’, from the verb masticare, from Greek mastikhan ‘gnash the teeth’ (related to masasthai ‘to chew’).

Example sentences

“He said I should try and masticate more slowly.”

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