See also: déglutition
- (physiology) The act or process of swallowing.
1847, Charlotte Brontë, chapter 21, in Jane Eyre:
- [J]udgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
1909, W. H. Hudson, chapter 22, in Afoot in England:
- Some philosopher has said that the chief pleasure in a man's life, as in that of a cow, consists in the processes of mastication, deglutition, and digestion, and I am very much inclined to agree with him.