masticatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the participle stem of Latin masticare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

masticatory (plural masticatories)

  1. (chiefly medicine) Something chewed, originally as a medicine, now typically for pleasure or to increase the flow of saliva.

Adjective[edit]

masticatory (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to mastication.
  2. Used for chewing.