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English noun: chewing

1. chewing (act) biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

Synonymschew, manduction, mastication

Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)chomping, gumming, mumbling, rumination

Part meronymeating, feeding

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