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English noun: manduction

1. manduction (act) the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

SamplesThe governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation.

SynonymsCommunion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction

Broader (hypernym)ritual

Narrower (hyponym)intercommunion

Part meronymEucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist

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

Synonymschew, chewing, mastication

Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)chomping, gumming, mumbling, rumination

Part meronymeating, feeding

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