swallowing of air, sometimes due to nervousness or anxiety.
Historical Examples

aerophagia is by no means, therefore, a simple involuntary movement, but a combination of systematised muscular actions.
Tics and Their Treatment Henry Meigne

spasmodic swallowing of air, a habit that can lead to belching and stomach pain

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


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