- to chew; masticate; eat.
Origin of manducate
1615–25; < Latin mandūcātus, past participle of mandūcāre to chew, eat, derivative of mandūcus glutton; see -ate1
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- (tr) literary to eat or chew
C17: from Latin mandūcāre to chew
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