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manducate (MAN doo kayt") (verb), manducates; manducated; manducating
1. To chew or to grind food with the teeth: Animals; such as, horses and cows manducate or consume hay, grains, and grass when they are eating.

People also manducate when they are satisfying their appetites during meals or snacks.

2. Etymology: from Latin manducare, "to chew".
This entry is located in the following units: -cate (page 5) mandibulo-, mandibul-, mandibuli-; manduc-, manduca- (page 1)
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manducate (MAN doo kayt")
This cate presents a rarely used term about chewing food when people and animals are eating their meals.
This entry is located in the following unit: cate family of verbs (page 4)