[ flech-uh-rahyz ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
1900-05; Americanism dietary system emphasizing very thorough mastication, 1903, from -ism + name of Horace Fletcher(1849-1919), U.S. health enthusiast
  • mastication
  • munching
  • chewing
  • unavailable
to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly
A) She was extremely proper, she would even fletcherize every mouthful of food perfectly. B) He was so hungry that he didn't care to fletcherize the mouthful of food, devouring it whole instead.
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