masticate

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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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1832 1892 1896 1927
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Participle[edit]

masticate

  1. past participle of masticar

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

masticate

  1. second-person plural present tense of masticare
  2. second-person plural imperative of masticare

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

masticāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of masticō