Masticable



[mas-ti-keyt] /ˈmæs tɪˌkeɪt/

verb (used with or without object), masticated, masticating.
1.
to chew.
2.
to reduce to a pulp by crushing or kneading, as rubber.
/ˈmæstɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
to chew (food)
2.
to reduce (materials such as rubber) to a pulp by crushing, grinding, or kneading
adj.

1802; see masticate + -able.
v.

1640s, back-formation from mastication, or else from Late Latin masticatus, past participle of masticare “to chew.” Related: Masticated; masticating.

masticate mas·ti·cate (mās’tĭ-kāt’)
v. mas·ti·cat·ed, mas·ti·cat·ing, mas·ti·cates
To chew food.
mas’ti·ca’tion n.

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