desalivate

[dee-sal-uh-veyt]

verb (used with object), de·sal·i·vat·ed, de·sal·i·vat·ing.

to arrest the flow of saliva in (a human or other animal).

Nearby words

  1. desaix de veygoux, louis charles antoine,
  2. desalinate,
  3. desalination,
  4. desalinization,
  5. desalinize,
  6. desalt,
  7. desaparecido,
  8. desargues,
  9. desargues's theorem,
  10. desargues, gérard

Origin of desalivate

First recorded in 1970–75; de- + saliv(a) + -ate1

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