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salivation

[sal-uh-vey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act or process of salivating.
  2. an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism.
  3. mercurial poisoning.
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Origin of salivation

1590–1600; < Latin salīvātiōn- (stem of salīvātiō), equivalent to salīvāt(us) (see salivate) + -iōn- -ion
Related formshy·per·sal·i·va·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypersalivation

salivation

n.

1590s, from French salivation or directly from Latin salivationem (nominative salivatio), noun of action from past participle stem of salivare (see salivate).

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hypersalivation in Medicine

hypersalivation

(hī′pər-săl′ə-vāshən)
n.
  1. ptyalism

salivation

(săl′ə-vāshən)