Manducatory Man"du*ca*to*ry, a. Pertaining to, or employed in, chewing. [1913 Webster]

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  • manducatory — ˈmanjə̇kəˌtōrē, tȯr adjective : relating to, employed in, or adapted for chewing the manducatory apparatus of crustaceans …   Useful english dictionary

  • manducatory — man·du·ca·to·ry …   English syllables

  • manducate — manducable /man joo keuh beuhl/, adj. manducation, n. manducatory /man joo keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /man joo kayt /, v.t., manducated, manducating. Archaic. to chew; masticate; eat. [1615 25; < L manducatus, ptp. of manducare to chew, eat,… …   Universalium

  • chewing — Synonyms and related words: appetite, ass reaming, bawling out, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, chain smoke, consumption, cropping, cud chewing, cussing out, deglutition, devouring, devourment, dieting, dining, drag,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ruminant — Synonyms and related words: amphibian, aquatic, asinine, biped, bovid, bovine, canine, cannibal, caprid, caprine, carnivore, chewing, cogitative, cognitive, concentrating, concentrative, conceptive, conceptual, conceptualized, contemplating,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • manducate — [ mandjʊkeɪt] verb formal chew or eat. Derivatives manducation noun manducatory adjective Origin C17 (earlier (C16) as manducation): from L. manducat , manducare chew …   English new terms dictionary

  • manducate — /ˈmændʒukeɪt/ (say manjoohkayt) verb (t) (manducated, manducating) Rare to chew; masticate; eat. {Latin mandūcātus, past participle} –manducation /mændʒuˈkeɪʃən/ (say manjooh kayshuhn), noun –manducatory, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • manducate —   v.t. masticate; eat.    ♦ manducation, n.    ♦ manducatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • manducate — [man′do͞o kāt΄, man′dyo͞okāt΄] vt. manducated, manducating [< L manducatus, pp. of manducare: see MANGER] Rare to chew; masticate manducation n. manducatory [man′do͞okə tôr΄ē, man′dyo͞okə tôr΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • manducate — literary chew; eat. Derivatives: manducation n. manducatory adj. Etymology: L manducare manducat chew f. manduco guzzler f. mandere chew …   Useful english dictionary

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