drool


1drool

verb \ˈdrül\

: to let saliva flow out from the mouth

: to show admiration or desire for something in an exaggerated way

Full Definition of DROOL

intransitive verb
1
a :  to secrete saliva in anticipation of food
b :  drivel 1
2
:  to make an effusive show of pleasure or often envious or covetous appreciation
3
:  to talk nonsense
transitive verb
:  to express sentimentally or effusively

Examples of DROOL

  1. <the dog drooled when we put the steak down on the floor>
  2. <middle-aged men drooling over a starlet half their age>

Origin of DROOL

perhaps alteration of drivel
First Known Use: 1802

2drool

noun

: saliva that drips from the mouth

Full Definition of DROOL

1
:  saliva trickling from the mouth
2
:  nonsense

Examples of DROOL

  1. He wiped the drool from the baby's face.
  2. <the only thing more pathetic than the pop psychologist who gushed such drool was the public that lapped it up>

First Known Use of DROOL

1869

drool

intransitive verb \ˈdrül\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DROOL

1
: to secrete saliva in anticipation of food
2
: to let saliva or some other substance flow from the mouth <side effects included drowsiness and drooling>
drool noun

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