salivate

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verb sal·i·vate \ˈsa-lə-ˌvāt\

Definition of salivate

salivated

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salivating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to have a flow of saliva especially in excess

  3. 2 :  to show great desire or anticipation :  drool

salivation

play \ˌsa-lə-ˈvā-shən\ noun

salivator

play \ˈsa-lə-ˌvā-tər\ noun

Examples of salivate in a Sentence

  1. The smell alone was enough to make me salivate.

  2. She was salivating at the prospect of traveling to Europe.

First Known Use of salivate

circa 1706


SALIVATE Defined for English Language Learners

salivate

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Definition of salivate for English Language Learners

  • : to have a lot of saliva produced in your mouth because you see or smell food that you want to eat

  • : to have great interest in or desire for something


SALIVATE Defined for Kids

salivate

verb sal·i·vate \ˈsa-lə-ˌvāt\

Definition of salivate for Students

salivated

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salivating

  1. :  to produce or secrete saliva especially in large amounts


Medical Dictionary

salivate

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verb sal·i·vate \ˈsal-ə-ˌvāt\

Medical Definition of salivate

salivated

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salivating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to produce an abnormal flow of saliva in (as by the use of mercury)

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to have a flow of saliva especially in excess



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