[ flech-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈflɛtʃ əˌrɪz əm /
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the practice of chewing food until it is reduced to a finely divided, liquefied mass: advocated by Horace Fletcher, 1849–1919, U.S. nutritionist.
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Origin of Fletcherism
1905–10, Americanism;Fletcher + -ism
Words nearby Fletcherism
flesh wound, fleshy, FLETC, fletch, fletcher, Fletcherism, Fletcherize, fletching, fletchings, Fletschhorn, Flettner control
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How to use Fletcherism in a sentence
Fletcherism, in turn, is defined as "A method of thorough mastication recommended by Horace Fletcher."
The very large test of Fletcherism as a temperance expedient hereinbefore referred to was entirely accidental.
Now we come to a phase of the merits of Fletcherism which has already furnished an abundance of evidence to its credit.
What would be the best way for business people to adopt Fletcherism?
But his chief recommendation was to eat slowly and chew carefully—an anticipation of Fletcherism.The Spell of Switzerland|Nathan Haskell Dole
British Dictionary definitions for Fletcherism
/ (ˈflɛtʃəˌrɪzəm) /
the practice of chewing food thoroughly and drinking liquids in small sips to aid digestion
Word Origin for Fletcherism
C20: named after Horace Fletcher (1849–1919), American nutritionist
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