swallowing

(redirected from repeated swallowing)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to repeated swallowing: swallowing reflex, swallowing center, deglutition reflex

swal·low 1

 (swŏl′ō)
v. swal·lowed, swal·low·ing, swal·lows
v.tr.
1. To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
2. To put up with (something unpleasant): swallowed the insults and kept on working.
3. To refrain from expressing; suppress: swallow one's feelings.
4. To envelop or engulf: a building that was swallowed up by fire.
5. To consume or use up: relief money that was swallowed by administrative costs.
6. Slang To believe without question: swallowed the alibi.
7. To take back; retract: swallow one's words.
8. To say inarticulately; mumble: The actor swallowed his lines.
v.intr.
To perform the act of swallowing.
n.
1. The act of swallowing.
2. An amount swallowed.
3. Nautical The channel through which a rope runs in a block or a mooring chock.

[Middle English swalowen, from Old English swelgan; see swel- in Indo-European roots.]

swal′low·er n.

swal·low 2

 (swŏl′ō)
n.
1. Any of various small graceful swift-flying passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, having long pointed wings, a usually notched or forked tail, and a large mouth for catching flying insects.
2. Any of various similar birds, such as a swift.

[Middle English swalowe, from Old English swealwe.]
Translations

swallowing

n. deglución.
References in periodicals archive ?
One intriguing aspect of it is that esophageal peristalsis can be inhibited and even stopped by repeated swallowing.
Researchers have found that excess acid is more likely to be flushed through the system by the increased flow of saliva and repeated swallowing associated with chewing gum.

Full browser ?