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Meaning of DEGLUTITION

Pronunciation:  `deeglû'tishun

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

DEGLUTITION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: drink, swallow
 
 See Also: aerophagia, consumption, draft, draught, gulp, ingestion, intake, nip, sip, swig, uptake

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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