Another Word For MASTICATION

chewing

Noun : The act by which something is chewed on; mastication.

Noun : (drugs) The consumption of (the juice from) the khat plant.

Noun : (drugs) The consumption of loose leaf tobacco juice from tobacco plants by chewing leaves near the cheek.

chew

Noun : The act of chewing; mastication with the mouth.

Noun : Level of chewiness.

Noun : A small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing.

masticatory

Noun : (chiefly medicine) Something chewed, originally as a medicine, now typically for pleasure or to increase the flow of saliva.

digestion

Noun : The process, in the gastrointestinal tract, by which food is converted into substances that can be utilized by the body.

Noun : The result of this process.

Noun : The ability to use this process.

salivation

Noun : The process of producing saliva; drooling.

deglutition

Noun : (physiology) The act or process of swallowing.

dentition

Noun : The set of natural teeth of an individual

Noun : The type, number and arrangement of the normal teeth of an organism or of the actual teeth of an individual

Noun : An arrangement in an organism or object of projections that resemble teeth

ingestive

Adjective : Of or pertaining to ingestion.

pulverization

Noun : The act of pulverizing.

digestive

Adjective : Of, relating to, or functioning in digestion.

Adjective : That causes or promotes digestion.

digestions

Noun : The process, in the gastrointestinal tract, by which food is converted into substances that can be utilized by the body.

Noun : The result of this process.

Noun : The ability to use this process.

mandibular

Adjective : (anatomy, zootomy) Of or pertaining to the mandible.

masseter

Noun : (anatomy) The large muscle which runs through the rear part of the cheek from the temporal bone to the lower jaw on each side, raises the lower jaw, and assists in mastication.

phonation

Noun : (phonetics) The process of producing vocal sound by the vibration of the vocal folds that is in turn modified by the resonance of the vocal tract.

respiration

Noun : The process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing, breath.

Noun : An act of breathing; a breath.

Noun : Any similar process in an organism that lacks lungs that exchanges gases with its environment.

devitalization

Noun : The act of devitalizing

alimentary

Adjective : Of, or relating to food, nutrition or digestion.

Adjective : Nourishing; nutritious.

comminution

Noun : (often mining, waste management) The breaking or grinding up of a material to form smaller particles.

Noun : (traumatology) The fracture of a bone site in multiple pieces (technically, at least three); crumbling.

laxation

Noun : The act of loosening or slackening, or the state of being loosened or slackened.

Noun : Defecation.

tenderization

Noun : The process of tenderizing.

defecation

Noun : The act or process of voiding feces from the bowels.

Noun : Any of several processes for the removal of impurities, or for clarifying various materials.

trismus

Noun : The inability to open the mouth normally, typically as a result of disease.

parafunctional

Adjective : Related to a parafunction

extraoral

Adjective : (anatomy) Outside the mouth.

swallowing

Noun : The act of swallowing.

mandible

Noun : The jaw or a jawbone, especially the lower jawbone in mammals and fishes.

Noun : Either of the upper and lower segments of a bird's beak.

Noun : Any of various invertebrate mouthparts serving to hold or bite food materials.

ingesta

Noun : Material introduced into the body by the stomach or alimentary canal.

ingestion

Noun : The action of ingesting, or consuming something orally, whether it be food, drink, medicine, or other substance. It is usually referred to as the first step of digestion.

Noun : (by extension) The act of ingesting something into a jet engine.

prehension

Noun : The act of grasping or gripping, especially with the hands.

Noun : (philosophy) According to Alfred North Whitehead, a type of universally acting perception that is not limited to living, self-conscious beings, and which involves an interconnectedness of the observer and the observed.

chawing

Verb : (archaic or nonstandard outside dialects, e.g. Appalachia, Southern US) To chew; to grind with one's teeth; to masticate (food, or the cud)

Verb : (obsolete, transitive) To ruminate (about) in thought; to ponder; to consider

Verb : (UK, slang) To steal.

repast

Noun : (archaic or literary) A meal.

Noun : (obsolete) A period of refreshment or rest.

Noun : (archaic) Food or drink that may be consumed as a meal.

myofunctional

Adjective : Relating to muscle function.

expectoration

Noun : (physiology) The action of expectorating, of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs by coughing, hawking, or spitting.

Noun : (physiology) That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.

saliva

Noun : (physiology) A clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes. It moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches.

pulverizing

Noun : The act of pulverizing.

consummatory

Adjective : Pertaining to consummation; consummative.

Adjective : (biology) Describing any behaviour that has survival value.

bruxing

satiation

Noun : The state of being satiated or sated, of being full, of being at maximum capacity.

temporomandibular

Adjective : of or relating to both the temporal bone and mandible

orofacial

Adjective : (anatomy) Of or affecting both the mouth and face.

unchewed

Adjective : That has not been chewed.

grinding

Noun : The action of grinding together or crushing into small particles.

Noun : (dance) A form of dance in which two people rub their bodies together.

Noun : (role-playing games, gaming) Repeatedly performing the same quest or similar in-game activity in order to amass points or wealth.

peristalsis

Noun : (medicine) The rhythmic, wave-like contraction and relaxation of muscles so as to propagate motion, as of food in the digestive tract.

roughage

Noun : Originally (archaic), garbage, rubbish, or waste; later (agriculture) the portions of a crop which are discarded, such as husks, stalks, etc.; also, agricultural waste such as weeds.

Noun : (agriculture) Coarse or rough plant material such as hay and silage used as animal fodder.

Noun : (nutrition) Substances, generally of plant origin, consisting mostly of complex carbohydrates which are undigested when eaten by humans, and which therefore help the passage of food and waste through the alimentary tract; dietary fibre.

autolytic

Adjective : (pathology) Relating to autolysis

decalcification

Noun : The loss of calcium, as from the soil or from teeth or bones.

hypersalivation

Noun : (medicine) An excessive flow of saliva

crepitation

Noun : The act of crepitating or crackling.

Noun : A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone together, or by pressing upon cellular tissue containing air.

Noun : A crepitant rale.

salivary

Noun : A salivary gland.

predigestion

Noun : The partial hydrolysis etc. of food, by enzymes or other materials, prior to normal digestion

defecatory

Adjective : Relating to defecation

repasts

Noun : (archaic or literary) A meal.

Noun : (obsolete) A period of refreshment or rest.

Noun : (archaic) Food or drink that may be consumed as a meal.

articulatory

Adjective : (phonology) Of or pertaining to articulation; phonetic.

Adjective : (medicine) Related to the specific articulation function of a joint.

gustation

Noun : The act of tasting.

Noun : The ability to taste flavors; the sense of taste.

postoral

Adjective : (anatomy) Situated behind, or posterior to, the mouth

oromotor

Adjective : (anatomy) Relating to the movement of the mouth.

impaction

Noun : Compression; the packing together of loose matter.

Noun : something packed together tightly; a mass of densely-packed matter

Noun : (medicine) A solid, immobile bulk of stool.

auditory

Noun : (archaic) Synonym of audience.

Noun : (archaic) Synonym of auditorium.

dentofacial

Adjective : Relating to the branch of dentistry that is also concerned with the development of the face

toothbrushing

Noun : An act of brushing the teeth.

demineralisation

Noun : Alternative spelling of demineralization [(chemistry) The chemical engineering process in which mineral salts are removed from a liquid.]

pulpless

Adjective : Without pulp.

remineralisation

Noun : Alternative spelling of remineralization [The continuous reintroduction of minerals into bone and teeth.]

retrusion

Noun : The act of retruding, or the state of being retruded.

postingestive

Adjective : Following ingestion

trituration

Noun : The act of triturating; grinding to a fine powder.

Noun : Something triturated, especially dental amalgam.

excursive

Adjective : Tending to digress.

Adjective : Tending to go out.

pharyngeal

Noun : (phonetics) A sound that is articulated with the pharynx; ellipsis of pharyngeal consonant..

subvocal

Adjective : Of or pertaining words or statements formed in thought and expressed inwardly but not, or not yet, uttered aloud.

Adjective : (phonetics, dated) Of or pertaining to imperfectly articulated speech that is inaudible or barely audible; subtonic.

protraction

Noun : (uncountable) The condition of being protracted

Noun : (countable) The act of protracting

Noun : (linguistics) The lengthening of a short syllable

satiety

Noun : The state of being satiated.

gristle

Noun : Cartilage; now especially: cartilage present, as a tough substance, in meat.

Noun : (figuratively, from obsolete scientific theory) Bone not yet hardened by age and hard work.

flatulence

Noun : The state of having gas, often smelly, trapped (and when released, frequently with noise) in the digestive system of a human and some other animals; wind; and when released, a flatus, a fart.

Noun : The release of such gas; breaking wind.

plasticization

Noun : The process of making something more plastic

dentitions

Noun : The set of natural teeth of an individual

Noun : The type, number and arrangement of the normal teeth of an organism or of the actual teeth of an individual

Noun : An arrangement in an organism or object of projections that resemble teeth

distension

Noun : The act of distending.

masseteric

Adjective : (anatomy, relational) Of or pertaining to the masseter.

cementum

Noun : (anatomy, dentistry) A bony substance that covers the root of a tooth; cement.

demineralization

Noun : (chemistry) The chemical engineering process in which mineral salts are removed from a liquid.

Noun : (medicine) The loss of minerals, especially those of calcium, from bone.

exertion

Noun : An expenditure of physical or mental effort.

occlusal

Adjective : (dentistry) On the side of a tooth which mates with the opposing tooth.

Adjective : (dentistry) Of or relating to occlusion.

circulative

Adjective : Promoting circulation; circulating.

gnathic

Adjective : Of or pertaining to the jaw.

cicatrization

Noun : (medicine) The process of forming a cicatrix; the state of being cicatrized.

indigested

Adjective : (now rare) Not resolved; not regularly disposed and arranged; unmethodical, crude.

Adjective : Not digested in the stomach; undigested.

Adjective : (medicine, obsolete) Of wounds: not in a state suitable for healing; (specifically) of an abscess or its contents: not ripened or suppurated.

radular

Adjective : Of or pertaining to the radula or radulae.

acceleratory

Adjective : accelerative

edentate

Noun : Any mammal that has few or no teeth, but especially the anteaters, armadillos, and sloths of the former order Edentata.

phonatory

Adjective : Relating to phonation.

flatulency

Noun : (chiefly dated) flatulence

impactions

Noun : Compression; the packing together of loose matter.

Noun : something packed together tightly; a mass of densely-packed matter

Noun : (medicine) A solid, immobile bulk of stool.

rumination

Noun : The act of ruminating; i.e. chewing cud.

Noun : (figuratively) Deep thought or consideration.

Noun : (psychology) Negative cyclic thinking; persistent and recurrent worrying or brooding.

ambulation

Noun : walking

interdental

Adjective : Pertaining to the space between the teeth.

Adjective : (phonetics) Pronounced with the tongue between the top and bottom teeth.

coarticulation

Noun : (anatomy) The formation of a joint by the articulation of two bones.

Noun : (linguistics) The action or process of coarticulating.

velopharyngeal

Adjective : (phonetics) Articulated at the velopharynx.

conventionalization

Noun : The act or process of making conventional.

egestion

Noun : The act or result of egesting

tastiness

Noun : The quality of being tasty.

stridulation

Noun : A high-pitched chirping, grating, hissing, or squeaking sound, as male crickets and grasshoppers make by rubbing certain body parts together.

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