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drool

verb \ ˈdrül \

Definition of drool

intransitive verb
1 a :to secrete saliva in anticipation of food
  • The dog hears the bell and begins to drool.
b :to let saliva dribble from the mouth :drivel 1
  • a drooling baby
2 :to make an effusive show of pleasure or often envious or covetous appreciation
  • drooling over their new car
3 :to talk nonsense
transitive verb
:to express sentimentally or effusively

Examples of drool in a Sentence

  1. the dog drooled when we put the steak down on the floor

  2. middle-aged men drooling over a starlet half their age

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Origin and Etymology of drool

perhaps alteration of drivel

drool Synonyms


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drool

noun

Definition of drool

1 :saliva trickling from the mouth
  • wipe the drool from his chin

Examples of drool in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of drool

see 1drool


DROOL Defined for English Language Learners

drool

verb

Definition of drool for English Language Learners

  • : to let saliva flow out from the mouth

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


drool

noun

Definition of drool for English Language Learners

  • : saliva that drips from the mouth


DROOL Defined for Kids

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drool

verb \ ˈdrül \

Definition of drool for Students

drooled; drooling
:to let saliva drip from the mouth

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drool

noun

Definition of drool for Students

:saliva that drips from the mouth

Medical Dictionary

drool

intransitive verb \ ˈdrül \

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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