What is another word for mastication?

Pronunciation: [mˌastɪkˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Mastication is the process of chewing food in the mouth. There are several synonyms for mastication, including masticate, chew, chomp, crunch and chaw. These words describe the action of grinding food into smaller pieces with the teeth and saliva. Other alternatives include grind, munch, gnaw, and chap. These words can be used interchangeably with mastication to emphasize the physical act of chewing. Using synonyms for mastication can add variety to writing and speech, making it more interesting and engaging. Regardless of the term used, the importance of mastication cannot be overstated in aiding digestion and nutrient absorption.

What are the hypernyms for Mastication?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Mastication

Oh, you unfortunate denizens of inland eastern towns, who are compelled to essay mastication upon the blue, stringy, tenacious substance which you call butchers meat!
"The History of Peru"
Henry S. Beebe
Day was fairly broke when he had ended the process of mastication, and he bethought him of descending from the rock to arouse the sleepers.
"Popular Adventure Tales"
Mayne Reid
The marimonda was becoming charred and black, and would soon be ready for mastication.
"Popular Adventure Tales"
Mayne Reid

Famous quotes with Mastication

  • We know what goes on in the act of love, and those of us who are writers despair of ever finding verbal equivalents for the pain and pleasure of excitation fulfilled in what Rabelais’s translator Urquhart called ‘venerean ecstasy’. A mechanical description of the act tells us nothing, any more than a scientifically accurate account of mastication will convey the flavour of roast duck.
    Anthony Burgess
  • It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation, that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion; and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley

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