manduction

Definitions of manduction
1

n biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

Synonyms:
chew, chewing, mastication
Types:
chomping
the act of chewing noisily
gumming, mumbling
ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
rumination
(of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
Type of:
change of state
the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

n the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

Synonyms:
Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction
Types:
intercommunion
participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
Type of:
ritual
the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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