1. [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
The muscles employed in the act of deglutition.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]