Meaning of aerophagy in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛːˈrɒfədʒi/


mass nounMedicine
  • The swallowing of air.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘It results in nasal obstruction leading to slow or difficult feeding with colic due to aerophagy, infected nose, snuffle and if severe mimics choanal atresia and other subsequent sequeale.’
    • ‘Swallowing too much is a direct cause of aerophagy.’