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The act or process of swallowing.
[French déglutition, from déglutir, to swallow, from Latin dēglūtīre : dē-, de- + glūtīre, to gulp.]
de·glu′ti·to′ry (-tĭ-tôr′ē) adj.
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(Physiology) the act of swallowing
[C17: from French déglutition, from Late Latin dēglūtīre to swallow down, from de- + glutīre to swallow]
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de•glu•ti•tion(ˌdi glʊˈtɪʃ ən)
the act or process of swallowing.
[1640–50; < French déglutition < Latin dēglūtī(re) to swallow down (dē- de- + glūtīre to swallow) + French -tion -tion]
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the process or act of swallowing.See also: Bodily Functions
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|Noun||1.||deglutition - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"|
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
sip - a small drink
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n. deglución, acto de ingerir.
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