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aerophagy Line breaks: aer|oph¦agy
Pronunciation: /ɛːˈrɒfədʒi/

Definition of aerophagy in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
The swallowing of air.
Example sentences
  • These patients have aerophagy, and repeated swallowing of air may be obvious during the consultation.
  • As a result, the belly swells up like a hot-air balloon, and this condition is called as aerophagy.
  • Intestinal gas can be reduced by reducing aerophagy and paying more attention to diet i.e. avoiding such foodstuffs as beans, if they do cause trouble.
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