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manduction

 
Noun manduction has 2 senses
  1. Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
    --1 is a kind of ritual
    --1 is a part of
     Holy Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's Supper
    --1 has particulars: intercommunion
  2. chew, chewing, mastication, manduction - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    --2 is a kind of change of state
    --2 is a part of eating, feeding
    --2 has particulars: chomping; mumbling, gumming; rumination
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