origin: (early 1600's) Latin; mandūcāre= to chew.
noun (adjective, manducatory)
1. Obsolete word for eating (feel free to make it relevant again).
2. Religious term for receiving communion: deeper spiritual bonding through symbolic gestures like the consumption of holy wafers or blessed wine (a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice of life for one's faith). *Actually, I heard this word in a 2013 episode of Father Brown, a priest everybody should get to know better.
3. Scientific term for the taking in of nutrients; mastication (you can thank me now for not repeating my earlier pun with a different word *cough*).
Why stop with ED-ucation, when you could have MAN-ducation as well!