- to chew.
- to reduce to a pulp by crushing or kneading, as rubber.
Origin of masticate
Examples from the Web for masticator
Historical Examples of masticator
Yes, Masticator was going too far—and how had he managed to tamper with my index?
"But, nevertheless, Masticator will have gained his point," he said.
No; Masticator was not doing it right; he was taking too many sudden liberties, not only with the language, but with myself.
The secretary of Masticator was at the steps of the car and presented me at once to a most lovely girl.
It may befall that even such giant operators as Masticator B. Fellows find themselves embarrassed.
- to chew (food)
- to reduce (materials such as rubber) to a pulp by crushing, grinding, or kneading
Word Origin for masticate
1640s, back-formation from mastication, or else from Late Latin masticatus, past participle of masticare "to chew." Related: Masticated; masticating.
- To chew food.