verb (used with object), man·du·cat·ed, man·du·cat·ing. Archaic.
to chew; masticate; eat.
Origin of manducate
1615–25; < Latin mandūcātus, past participle of mandūcāre to chew, eat, derivative of mandūcus glutton; see -ate1
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Related Words for manducatechomp, bite, gnaw, nibble, gnash, munch, grind, masticate, chump, manducate, champ, crunch, scrunch, rend, gum, gulp, dispatch, chaw, ruminate
(tr) literary to eat or chew
Word Origin for manducate
C17: from Latin mandūcāre to chew
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