deglutition

Definitions of deglutition
  1. noun
    the act of swallowing
    synonyms: drink, swallow
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    types:
    aerophagia
    swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
    draft, draught, gulp, swig
    a large and hurried swallow
    sip
    a small drink
    type of:
    consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
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