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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of swallowing;
- Example: "one swallow of the liquid was enough"
- Example: "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
[syn: swallow, drink, deglutition]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] The muscles employed in the act of deglutition. --Paley. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

deglutition n 1: 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, deglutition]