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noun as in taking into throat

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Even the most enterprising toddler would have a hard time swallowing one.

If “glory” means swallowing back up those 14 former SSRs, then he does have to be countered.

Rodgers was clearly nervous and kept swallowing hard, but she made it through without incident.

The celebrated author just barely outlived his acquaintance Polidori, who committed suicide in 1821 by swallowing prussic acid.

The gagging can be extreme, even when patients are relaxed and cooperating by swallowing repeatedly during the procedure.

What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?

They boasted that it had the faculty of swallowing any other metal, while powerful heat caused it to disappear entirely.

“I dare say he is thankful,” returned the doctor, swallowing down the rest of his glass of wine, and preparing to leave.

All of these have as a common symptom difficulty of swallowing.

A troublesome fish bone is easily dislodged by swallowing a half-chewed piece of bread which carries it down to the stomach.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to swallowing, such as: absorption, deglutition, and ingurgitation.

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