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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of swallowing.

Usage examples (34)
  • I had a prof. several semesters ago who constantly spoke of the "edacious deglutition of pig".
  • Pulling out the tongue is a mistake, since irritation of nerves of deglutition stops the diaphragm.
  • Just after biting I passed the tongue behind the front teeth and along the palate, completing the act of deglutition.
  • Their faces were soaked in the fat, and the noise of their deglutition was mingled with the sobs of joy which they uttered. for more
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