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The swallowing of excess air, resulting in abdominal bloating and belching.
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aerophagia(ˌɛərəˈfeɪdʒɪə; -dʒə) or
(Medicine) spasmodic swallowing of air, a habit that can lead to belching and stomach pain
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|Noun||1.||aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)|
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