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deglutition


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deglutition  \Deg`lu*ti"tion\,  n.  [L.  deglutire  to  swallow  down 
  de-  +  glutire  to  swallow:  cf  F.  d['e]glutition.  See  {Glut}.] 
  The  act  or  process  of  swallowing  food;  the  power  of 
  swallowing. 
 
  The  muscles  employed  in  the  act  of  deglutition. 
  --Paley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deglutition 
  n  :  the  act  of  swallowing;  "one  swallow  of  the  liquid  was 
  enough";  "he  took  a  drink  of  his  beer  and  smacked  his 
  lips"  [syn:  {swallow},  {drink}] 




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