Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of swallowing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of swallowing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or power of swallowing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of swallowing

Etymologies

French déglutition, from déglutir, to swallow, from Latin dēglūtīre : dē-, de- + glūtīre, to gulp.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French déglutition. (Wiktionary)

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