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Fletcherism

[flech-uh-riz-uh m]
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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • What would be the best way for business people to adopt Fletcherism?

    Fletcherism

    Horace Fletcher

  • But his chief recommendation was to eat slowly and chew carefully—an anticipation of Fletcherism.

    The Spell of Switzerland

    Nathan Haskell Dole

  • Fletcherism, in turn, is defined as "A method of thorough mastication recommended by Horace Fletcher."

    Fletcherism

    Horace Fletcher

  • The very large test of Fletcherism as a temperance expedient hereinbefore referred to was entirely accidental.

    Fletcherism

    Horace Fletcher

  • Now we come to a phase of the merits of Fletcherism which has already furnished an abundance of evidence to its credit.

    Fletcherism

    Horace Fletcher


British Dictionary definitions for fletcherism

Fletcherism

noun
  1. the practice of chewing food thoroughly and drinking liquids in small sips to aid digestion
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Word Origin

C20: named after Horace Fletcher (1849–1919), American nutritionist
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