masticate \MAS-tih-kayt\, transitive verb:
- To grind or crush with or as if with the teeth in preparation for swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, "to masticate food."
- To crush or knead (rubber, for example) into a pulp.
- To chew food.
Masticate comes from the past participle of Late Latin masticare, "to chew," from Greek mastichan, "to gnash the teeth." The noun form is mastication.
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- Dred Scott case (1857): US Supreme Court ruled that slaves were not citizens; the decision was overturned a decade later by the 14th amendment
- Lou Costello 1906
- Ed McMahon 1923
- Alan Greenspan 1926 - Federal Reserve chairman, possible zombie
- Wes Montgomery 1927
- Gabriel Garcia-Marquez 1928 - Author ("Love in the Time of Cholera")
- Lorin Maazel 1930
- Marion Barry 1936
- Mary Wilson 1944 - Singer (Supremes)
- Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 1944
- Rob Reiner 1945
- Hugh Grundy 1945 - Musician (The Zombies)
- Kiki Dee 1947
- Dick Fosbury 1947
- David Gimour 1947 - Musician (Pink Floyd)
- Tom Arnold 1959 - Actor
- Skip Ewing 1964
- D.L. Hughley 1964 - Actor ("The Hughleys")
- Connie Britton 1968 - Actress
- Moira Kelly 1968 - Actress ("Caroline in the City")
- Amy Pietz 1969
- Shaquille O'Neal 1972 - Basketball player
- Chris Tomson 1984 - Musician (Vampire Weekend)