verb (used with or without object), mas·ti·cat·ed, mas·ti·cat·ing.
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It is a stately dance, whose aim is to slow down the unseemly business of mastication.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The mastication causes a copious flow of saliva of a brick-red colour, which dyes the mouth, lips and gums.
However, I do not know why my thoughts should grow more gloomy by reason of the difficulties of mastication.An "Attic" Philosopher, Complete|Emile Souvestre
Eating should be slow, and mastication of the food thorough, for reasons of health as well as for the sake of appearance.The Etiquette of To-day|Edith B. Ordway