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[flech-uh-rahyz] /ˈflɛtʃ əˌraɪz/
verb (used with or without object), Fletcherized, Fletcherizing.
to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.
Also, especially British, Fletcherise.
Origin of Fletcherize
1900-05, Americanism; see Fletcherism, -ize Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I like to Fletcherize them with my mind, and with those senses which my mind can set astir.

    Sunlight Patch

    Credo Fitch Harris
  • The two extra months at sea gave him an insight into a great business, and he had the time to Fletcherize his ideas.

  • The raffish mongrel was apparently endeavouring to Fletcherize a complete stranger of the Sealyham family.

    The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse
  • At first people who Fletcherize or chew their food perfectly, usually lose weight.

    How to Eat Thomas Clark Hinkle
  • Eat slowly, Fletcherize each mouthful, it will reduce you, give you a new taste of flavors not known to the glutton.

    Supreme Personality Delmer Eugene Croft
  • Women must learn to Fletcherize freedom if it is not to give them indigestion of purpose.

    The Tinder-Box Maria Thompson Daviess

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