The definition of masticate is to chew, or to grind something up.(verb)
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verb mas·ti·cat·ed, mas·ti·cat·ing, mas·ti·cates verb, transitive
Origin: Late Latin masticāre, masticāt-, to masticate
Origin: , from Greek mastikhān, to grind the teeth.
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