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Chew or eat:‘she fell upon the wretched vegetable and manducated it’
eat, eat up, devour, ingest, swallow, gobble, gobble up, wolf down, gorge oneself on, feast onView synonyms
- ‘Anyway, one evening as we were manducating our victuals at a local eatery, my sweet and bashful convent girl asked me if I thought she looked fat.’
Early 17th century (earlier ( early 16th century) as manducation): from Latin manducat- chewed, from the verb manducare, from manduco guzzler, from mandere to chew.
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