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noun as in rumination

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But, right now at least, there’s hardly any coughing, and mercifully less mastication of crunchy foods.

It is a stately dance, whose aim is to slow down the unseemly business of mastication.

Thorough mastication takes time, and therefore one must not feel hurried at meals if the best results are to be secured.

Undoubtedly much of the distress known as dyspepsia is due to too hasty meals with consequent lack of proper mastication of food.

When prejudice is overcome by gnawing hunger, a fat rat makes good eating, as I know from actual and enjoyable mastication.

One of the strongest arguments ever yet brought against bread-making is, that it relieves us from the necessity of mastication.

But to this we reply, that such cakes as may be made (and such loaves even) require more mastication than the uncooked grains.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mastication, such as: bite, chewing, deglutition, fletcherism, and fletcherizing.

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