prechew

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ chew

Verb[edit]

prechew (third-person singular simple present prechews, present participle prechewing, simple past and past participle prechewed)

  1. (transitive) To chew (food) in advance.
    • 2007 April 16, Susan Stewart, “Kiss and Howl: This Man Is a Wolf’s Best Friend”, New York Times:
      In “A Man Among Wolves,” a bizarre and riveting nature documentary that will be shown tonight on the National Geographic Channel, a British former gamekeeper named Shaun Ellis feeds wolf cubs prechewed food from his own mouth.