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insalivate

[ in-sal-uh-veyt ]

verb (used with object)

, in·sal·i·vat·ed, in·sal·i·vat·ing.
  1. to mix with saliva, as food.


insalivate

/ ɪnˈsælɪˌveɪt /

verb

  1. tr to mix (food) with saliva during mastication


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Derived Forms

  • inˌsaliˈvation, noun

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Other Words From

  • in·sali·vation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of insalivate1

First recorded in 1850–55; in- 2 + salivate

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