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manducate

[ man-joo-keyt ]
/ 藞m忙n d蕭蕣藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), man路du路cat路ed, man路du路cat路ing.Archaic.
to chew; masticate; eat.
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Origin of manducate

1615鈥25; <Latin mand奴c膩tus, past participle of mand奴c膩re to chew, eat, derivative of mand奴cus glutton; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM manducate

man路du路ca路ble [man-joo-kuh-buhl], /藞m忙n d蕭蕣 k蓹 b蓹l/, adjectiveman路du路ca路tion, nounman路du路ca路to路ry [man-joo-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藞m忙n d蕭蕣 k蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manducate

manducate
/ (藞m忙ndj蕣藢ke瑟t) /

verb
(tr) literary to eat or chew

Derived forms of manducate

manducation, nounmanducatory, adjective

Word Origin for manducate

C17: from Latin mand奴c膩re to chew
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