• (noun): Biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.
    Synonyms: chew, mastication, manduction

Some articles on chewing:

Mark Purnell
... In 2009, Purnell conducted a study into the chewing methods and diet of hadrosaurids, a herbivore species of duck-billed dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period ... The team found the dinosaur's upper jaws pushed outwards and sideways while chewing, as the lower jaw slid against the upper teeth ... evidence regarding the motion of teeth while chewing ...
Chewing Gum (disambiguation)
... Chewing gum is a type of confection traditionally made of chicle or synthetic rubber ... Chewing gum may also refer to "Chewing Gum" (song), a 2004 electropop song by Annie Chewing Gum (EP), a 1997 EP from Polar Bear ...
Oral Submucous Fibrosis
... cancers and is associated with areca nut chewing, the main component of betel quid ... Areca nut or betel quid chewing, a habit similar to tobacco chewing, is practiced predominately in Southeast Asia and India, dating back thousands of years ...
Chewing Gum (song) - Formats and Track Listings
... These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Chewing Gum". 7-inch vinyl single "Chewing Gum" (vocal mix) "Chewing Gum" (instrumental mix) 12-inch vinyl single "Chewing Gum" (Mylo remix) "Chewing Gum" (album version) "Chewing Gum" (Head ...
Aridol - Uses - In Foods
... used as a sweetener for people with diabetes, and in chewing gums ... This makes mannitol very useful as a coating for hard candies, dried fruits, and chewing gums, and it is often included as an ingredient in candies and ...

Famous quotes containing the word chewing:

    Some things in life are bad
    They can really make you mad
    Other things just make you swear and curse
    When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
    Don’t grumble, give a whistle
    And this’ll help turn things out for the best ...
    And ... always look on the bright side of life.
    —Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Mr. Frisbee III (Eric Idle)

    I had rather munch a crust of brown bread and an onion in a corner, without any more ado or ceremony, than feed upon turkey at another man’s table, where one is fain to sit mincing and chewing his meat an hour together, drink little, be always wiping his fingers and his chops, and never dare to cough nor sneeze, though he has never so much a mind to it, nor do a many things which a body may do freely by one’s self.
    Miguel De Cervantes (1547–1616)

    The Chief Defect of Henry King
    Was chewing little bits of String.
    At last he swallowed some which tied
    Itself in ugly Knots inside.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)