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drool

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verb \ˈdrül\

Definition of drool

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  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>

  3. 2 :  to make an effusive show of pleasure or often envious or covetous appreciation <drooling over their new car>

  4. 3 :  to talk nonsense

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of drool

perhaps alteration of drivel


First Known Use: 1802


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drool

noun

Definition of drool

  1. 1 :  saliva trickling from the mouth <wipe the drool from his chin>

  2. 2 :  nonsense

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>

Origin and Etymology of drool

see 1drool


First Known Use: 1869


DROOL Defined for English Language Learners

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drool

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verb \ˈdrül\

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


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drool

noun

Definition of drool for English Language Learners

  • : saliva that drips from the mouth


DROOL Defined for Kids

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drool

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verb \ˈdrül\

Definition of drool for Students

drooled

drooling

  1. :  to let saliva drip from the mouth


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drool

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noun

Definition of drool for Students

  1. :  saliva that drips from the mouth


Medical Dictionary

drool

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intransitive verb \ˈdrül\

Medical Definition of drool

  1. 1:  to secrete saliva in anticipation of food

  2. 2:  to let saliva or some other substance flow from the mouth <side effects included drowsiness and drooling>

drool

noun


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