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English noun: mastication

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


Synonymschew, chewing, manduction


Broader (hypernym)change of state


Narrower (hyponym)chomping, gumming, mumbling, rumination


Part meronymeating, feeding









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