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MANDUCTION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does manduction mean? 

MANDUCTION (noun)
  The noun MANDUCTION has 2 senses:

1. the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
2. biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

  Familiarity information: MANDUCTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANDUCTION (noun)


Sense 1manduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

Communion; Holy Communion; manduction; sacramental manduction

Context example:

the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation

Hypernyms ("manduction" is a kind of...):

ritual (the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "manduction"):

intercommunion (participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox))

Holonyms ("manduction" is a part of...):

Eucharist; Eucharistic liturgy; Holy Eucharist; Holy Sacrament; Liturgy; Lord's Supper; sacrament of the Eucharist (a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine)


Sense 2manduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

chewing; mastication; chew; manduction

Hypernyms ("manduction" is a kind of...):

change of state (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "manduction"):

chomping (the act of chewing noisily)

gumming; mumbling (ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth))

rumination ((of ruminants) chewing (the cud))

Holonyms ("manduction" is a part of...):

eating; feeding (the act of consuming food)


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