Open main menu

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the past participle stem of post-Classical Latin masticō (I chew), from Ancient Greek μαστιχάω (mastikháō, I grind the teeth).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmæstɪkeɪt/
  • (file)
  • (file)

VerbEdit

masticate (third-person singular simple present masticates, present participle masticating, simple past and past participle masticated)

  1. (transitive) To chew (food).
    The cow stood, quietly masticating its cud.
  2. (transitive) To grind or knead something into a pulp.

QuotationsEdit

1832 1892 1896 1927
ME « 15th c. 16th c. 17th c. 18th c. 19th c. 20th c. 21st c.

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


InterlinguaEdit

ParticipleEdit

masticate

  1. past participle of masticar

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

masticate

  1. second-person plural present of masticare

ParticipleEdit

masticate

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of masticare

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit