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Deglutition   Listen
Deglutition

noun
1.
The act of swallowing.  Synonyms: drink, swallow.  "He took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"






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"Deglutition" Quotes from Famous Books



... syncope of the soul; it lost consciousness; and when it came to itself, he was astonished that he had not felt an unknown transport of joy; then he dwelt on a troublesome recollection, on the all too human side of the deglutition of a God; the Host had stuck against his palate, and he had had to seek it with his tongue and roll it about like a pancake in ...
— En Route • J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans



Words linked to "Deglutition" :   draft, draught, ingestion, intake, consumption, uptake, aerophagia, gulp, swig, sip



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