Fletcherism

[ flech-uh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˈflɛtʃ əˌrɪz əm /
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noun

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
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Fletcherism

/ (ˈflɛtʃəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

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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