masticate

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmæstɪˌkeɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmæstɪˌkeɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(masti kāt′)

Inflections of 'masticate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
masticates
v 3rd person singular
masticating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
masticated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
masticated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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Synonyms:
gnaw, nibble , chew up, chew , chomp, gnash

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