Definition of 嚥

  • swallow

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • エン

Popular Words With This Kanji

嚥下, 咽下, えんげ, えんか

(act of) swallowing, deglutition

息を呑む, 息を飲む, 息をのむ, 息を嚥む, いきをのむ

to catch one's breath, to gulp, to have one's breath taken away

誤嚥, ごえん

breathing in (of a foreign body, food, etc.), pulmonary aspiration, mis-swallowing, swallowing down the wrong pipe

嚥下障害, えんげしょうがい

dysphagia, dysphagy


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