Origin of salivation
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1590s, from French salivation or directly from Latin salivationem (nominative salivatio), noun of action from past participle stem of salivare (see salivate).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act or process of secreting saliva.
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