masticate masticate


  1. (v) grind and knead
  2. (v) chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth



  • Since chickens have no teeth, they masticate their food in their gizzards, with the help of pebbles they swallow while feeding.


  • What to root for in the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis case

    I just spent an hour on TV Tropes. If you don't know what TV Tropes is, run away. It will suck you in, masticate the life force out of you, and spit out the husk. If I had a tablet that could only connect to TV Tropes, Wikipedia, and, I'd never leave the bathroom. Just slide the pizza under the door, honey, I'll be out in a second. But I was there on official business. I ...
    on August 2, 2013     Source: SB Nation

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