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- noun The practice of masticating the food thoroughly, and not merely biting it into bits, before swallowing.
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- noun rare The
chewingof foodlong enough to reduceit to the consistencyof porridge.
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From Ancient Greek πόλτος (poltos, "porridge") and the suffix -φαγία (-phagia), combining form of φαγεῖν (phagein, "to eat"). See also suffix -phagy.
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