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drool

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/ drul /
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verb (used without object)
to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate; drivel.
to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure.
to talk foolishly.
noun
saliva running down from one's mouth; drivel.
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Origin of drool

1795–1805; variant of driule, itself variant of drivel
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British Dictionary definitions for drool

drool
/ (druːl) /

verb
(intr often foll by over) to show excessive enthusiasm (for) or pleasure (in); gloat (over)
verb, noun

Word Origin for drool

C19: probably alteration of drivel
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