Definition of manducate in English:

manducate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]formal
  • Chew or eat.

    ‘she fell upon the wretched vegetable and manducated it’
    • ‘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.’
    eat, eat up, devour, ingest, swallow, gobble, gobble up, wolf down, gorge oneself on, feast on
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Origin

Early 17th century (earlier ( early 16th century) as manducation): from Latin manducat- ‘chewed’, from the verb manducare, from manduco ‘guzzler’, from mandere ‘to chew’.

Pronunciation

manducate

/ˈmandjʊkeɪt/