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aerophagia

[air-uh-fey-juh, -jee-uh] /ˌɛər əˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
swallowing of air, sometimes due to nervousness or anxiety.
Origin of aerophagia
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; aero- + -phagia
Related forms
aerophagist
[ai-rof-uh-jist] /ɛəˈrɒf ə dʒɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • aerophagia is by no means, therefore, a simple involuntary movement, but a combination of systematised muscular actions.

British Dictionary definitions for aerophagia

aerophagia

/ˌɛərəˈfeɪdʒɪə; -dʒə/
noun
1.
spasmodic swallowing of air, a habit that can lead to belching and stomach pain
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aerophagia in Medicine

aerophagia aer·o·pha·gia (âr'ə-fā'jə) or aer·oph·a·gy (-ŏf'ə-jē)
n.
The excessive swallowing of air or gas.

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