tongue-swallowing

n.

A slipping back of the tongue against the pharynx, causing choking.

Nearby words

  1. tongue worm,
  2. tongue-and-groove joint,
  3. tongue-in-cheek,
  4. tongue-lash,
  5. tongue-lashing,
  6. tongue-tie,
  7. tongue-tied,
  8. tongue-twister,
  9. tongued,
  10. tonguefish


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