- v. 咀嚼（食物）
grind and knead;
chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth;
"He jawed his bubble gum"
"Chew your food and don't swallow it!"
"The cows were masticating the grass"
- Americans now masticate 86 million pounds of meat every day.
- The mouth is so dry that it is difficulty for the patient to masticate and swallow food.