[flech-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈflɛtʃ əˌrɪz əm/
the practice of chewing food until it is reduced to a finely divided, liquefied mass: advocated by Horace Fletcher, 1849–1919, U.S. nutritionist.
the practice of chewing food thoroughly and drinking liquids in small sips to aid digestion
[flech-uh-rahyz] /ˈflɛtʃ əˌraɪz/ verb (used with or without object), Fletcherized, Fletcherizing. 1. to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.
[flech-ing] /ˈflɛtʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the feathers on an arrow, which stabilize it during flight. [flech] /flɛtʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to provide (an arrow) with a feather. /flɛtʃ/ verb 1. another word for fledge (sense 2) v. mid-17c., variant of fledge (v.); also see fletcher. Related: Fletched; fletching.
[flech-ing] /ˈflɛtʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the feathers on an arrow, which stabilize it during flight. /ˈflɛtʃɪŋz/ plural noun 1. arrow feathers
[flech-hawrn] /ˈflɛtʃˌhɔrn/ noun 1. a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. 13,110 feet (3999 meters).