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desalivate

[ dee-sal-uh-veyt ]
/ di藞s忙l 蓹藢ve瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路sal路i路vat路ed, de路sal路i路vat路ing.
to arrest the flow of saliva in (a human or other animal).
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Origin of desalivate

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