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Other Deglutition Definition

[n] the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

Synonyms

drink, swallow

Misc. Definitions

\Deg`lu*ti"tion\, n. [L. deglutire to swallow down; de- + glutire to swallow: cf. F. d['e]glutition. See {Glut}.] The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing. The muscles employed in the act of deglutition. --Paley.

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