masticate

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Etymology[edit]

From the past participle stem of post-Classical Latin masticō (I chew), from Ancient Greek μαστιχάω (mastikháō, I grind the teeth).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmæstɪkeɪt/
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masticate (third-person singular simple present masticates, present participle masticating, simple past and past participle masticated)

  1. (transitive) To chew (food).
    The cow stood, quietly masticating its cud.
  2. (transitive) To grind or knead something into a pulp.

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Interlingua[edit]

Participle[edit]

masticate

  1. past participle of masticar

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

masticate

  1. second-person plural present of masticare

Participle[edit]

masticate

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of masticare

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

masticāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of masticō