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 for deglutition
From 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]

From 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]

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