Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The practice of simply breaking up the food with the teeth without thorough mastication.

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  • noun rare The condition of not chewing food before swallowing it

Etymologies

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From the suffix -phagy (to feed)

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  • Swallowing food without thorough chewing. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008

  • My dog has a severe case of this. Sometimes she even horks it back up. Maybe that would be horkophagy.

    May 24, 2008

  • JM considers psomophagy to be a real mouthful

    March 2, 2009