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mas·ti·cate

vb-cat*ed  -cat*ing vt  1  :  to grind, crush, and chew (food) with or as if with the teeth in preparation for swallowing  2  :  to soften or reduce to pulp by crushing or kneading vi  :  to make the motions involved in masticating food mas*ti*ca*tion n 
 
 

 
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