Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb masticate

2 senses of masticate

Sense 1
masticate -- (grind and knead; "masticate rubber")
       => knead, work -- (make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft")

Sense 2
chew, masticate, manducate, jaw -- (chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass")
       => grate, grind -- (make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger")

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