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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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