Synonyms of 'masticate'
chewDictionary, eat, champ
Her mouth was working, as if she was masticating some tasty titbit.
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When you chew food, you use your teeth to break it up in your mouth so that it becomes easier to swallow.
Be careful to eat slowly and chew your food well.
If you crunch something hard, such as a sweet, you crush it noisily between your teeth.
She sucked an ice cube and crunched it loudly.
Thesaurus for masticate from the Collins English Thesaurus
When you masticate food, you chew it.