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manducate

[man-joo-keyt]
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verb (used with object), man·du·cat·ed, man·du·cat·ing. Archaic.
  1. to chew; masticate; eat.

Origin of manducate

1615–25; < Latin mandūcātus, past participle of mandūcāre to chew, eat, derivative of mandūcus glutton; see -ate1
Related formsman·du·ca·ble [man-joo-kuh-buh l] /ˈmæn dʒʊ kə bəl/, adjectiveman·du·ca·tion, nounman·du·ca·to·ry [man-joo-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmæn dʒʊ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manducate

manducate

verb
  1. (tr) literary to eat or chew
Derived Formsmanducation, nounmanducatory, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin mandūcāre to chew
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