Synonyms for Masticate:

n.

bite at. chump, crunch, chaw, munch, champ, crump, chomp, mouth. gnaw (noun)
nibble, eat, bite.
masticate (noun)
manducate, jaw, chew.

v.

chew (verb)
crunch, chomp.

Other synonyms:

eat, crump, chaw. crunch, chomp, champ. chew
manducate, chaw, champ.
crunch
munch, crump.
Other relevant words:
bite, crunch, chaw, eat, chump, nibble, crump, chomp, mouth, munch, champ.

Usage examples for masticate

  1. In butcher's meat, one rule is almost universal: the slice cut must be cut across the fibres of the meat, and not along them; a process which renders it more easy to masticate and digest. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  2. You will masticate your food thoroughly, transforming it into a smooth paste before swallowing it. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks