manducate

manducable /man"joo keuh beuhl/, adj.manducation, n.manducatory /man"joo keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
/man"joo kayt'/, v.t., manducated, manducating. Archaic.
to chew; masticate; eat.
[1615-25; < L manducatus, ptp. of manducare to chew, eat, deriv. of manducus glutton; see -ATE1]

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  • Manducate — Man du*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manducated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manducating}.] [L. manducatus, p. p. of manducare to chew. See {Manger}.] To masticate; to chew; to eat. [R.] Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manducate — [man′do͞o kāt΄, man′dyo͞okāt΄] vt. manducated, manducating [< L manducatus, pp. of manducare: see MANGER] Rare to chew; masticate manducation n. manducatory [man′do͞okə tôr΄ē, man′dyo͞okə tôr΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • manducate — v. [L. manducare, to chew] To bite; eat …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • manducate — [ mandjʊkeɪt] verb formal chew or eat. Derivatives manducation noun manducatory adjective Origin C17 (earlier (C16) as manducation): from L. manducat , manducare chew …   English new terms dictionary

  • manducate — v. a. Chew, masticate, eat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • manducate — man·du·cate …   English syllables

  • manducate — /ˈmændʒukeɪt/ (say manjoohkayt) verb (t) (manducated, manducating) Rare to chew; masticate; eat. {Latin mandūcātus, past participle} –manducation /mændʒuˈkeɪʃən/ (say manjooh kayshuhn), noun –manducatory, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • manducate —   v.t. masticate; eat.    ♦ manducation, n.    ♦ manducatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • manducate — v.tr. literary chew; eat. Derivatives: manducation n. manducatory adj. Etymology: L manducare manducat chew f. manduco guzzler f. mandere chew …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manducated — Manducate Man du*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manducated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manducating}.] [L. manducatus, p. p. of manducare to chew. See {Manger}.] To masticate; to chew; to eat. [R.] Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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