Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To masticate; chew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To masticate; to chew; to eat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb literary to chew; to masticate
  • verb literary to eat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

Etymologies

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Latin manducatus, past participle of manducare to chew. See manger.

Examples

  • Gospel, of Christ lifting up His eyes to heaven while consecrating this sacrament: and similarly it is said in the Gospel: "Take ye and eat" (_comedite_) without the addition of the word "all," whereas in celebrating this sacrament we say: "Lifting up His eyes to heaven," and again, "Take ye and eat (_manducate_) of this."

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • When hornlike nowadays modify you downbound to pennies, you crapper ever better alacritous from a business manducate with your home!

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