masticatory (plural masticatories)
- (chiefly medicine) Something chewed, originally as a medicine, now typically for pleasure or to increase the flow of saliva.
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, II.5.1.iv:
- Sneezing, masticatories, and nasals are generally received.
masticatory (not comparable)