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  1. Swallowing

    of Swallow


  1. Swallowing

    Swallowing, known scientifically as deglutition, is the process in the human or animal body that makes something pass from the mouth, to the pharynx, and into the esophagus, while shutting the epiglottis. If this fails and the object goes through the trachea, then choking or pulmonary aspiration can occur. In the human body it is controlled by the swallowing reflex.

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  1. swallowing


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swallowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swallowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Swallowing in a Sentence

  1. Michele Hlavsa:

    To protect yourself, it's about not swallowing the water you swim in, and to protect others don't swim if you have diarrhea.

  2. Dean Koontz:

    I would not cry. I do not cry. How bitter do you risk becoming by swallowing too many tears?

  3. Charlton McDaniel:

    I got really close, less than a foot, with my iPhone once it started eating it, i knew that while it was swallowing it was really vulnerable and couldnt bite me.

  4. Adam Leventhal:

    In addition to the health hazards of vaping nicotine, other forms of nicotine ingestion like swallowing can be deadly, the high concentration of nicotine in some e-liquids if swallowed or absorbed into the body through other means is toxic, especially for infants and toddlers, who may be the siblings of older children who might be purchasing e-liquids and not aware of such hazards.

  5. Gloria Garcia:

    My mom was going up the stairs and she was running out of breath, my dad's not eating now, and he was hurt. I could tell he was swallowing, and it was hurting him in his chest.

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