- the practice of chewing food until it is reduced to a finely divided, liquefied mass: advocated by Horace Fletcher, 1849–1919, U.S. nutritionist.
Origin of Fletcherism
1905–10, Americanism; Fletcher + -ism
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But his chief recommendation was to eat slowly and chew carefully—an anticipation of Fletcherism.The Spell of Switzerland
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Fletcherism, in turn, is defined as "A method of thorough mastication recommended by Horace Fletcher."
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- the practice of chewing food thoroughly and drinking liquids in small sips to aid digestion
C20: named after Horace Fletcher (1849–1919), American nutritionist
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