manducate

[ man-joo-keyt ]
/ ˈmæn dʒʊˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), man·du·cat·ed, man·du·cat·ing. Archaic.

to chew; masticate; eat.

Nearby words

  1. mandrake,
  2. mandrel,
  3. mandrill,
  4. mandrin,
  5. manducable,
  6. mandyas,
  7. mane,
  8. maneb,
  9. maned wolf,
  10. manege

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

/ (ˈmændjʊˌkeɪt) /

verb

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

Word Origin for manducate

C17: from Latin mandūcāre to chew

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