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salivate

[ sal-uh-veyt ]
/ 藞s忙l 蓹藢ve瑟t /
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verb (used without object), sal路i路vat路ed, sal路i路vat路ing.
to produce saliva.
verb (used with object), sal路i路vat路ed, sal路i路vat路ing.
to produce an excessive secretion of saliva in, as by mercurial poisoning.
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Origin of salivate

1650鈥60; <Latin sal墨v膩tus (past participle of sal墨v膩re to cause to salivate); see saliva, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM salivate

un路sal路i路vat路ed, adjectiveun路sal路i路vat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for salivate

salivate
/ (藞s忙l瑟藢ve瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to secrete saliva, esp an excessive amount
(tr) to cause (a laboratory animal, etc) to produce saliva, as by the administration of mercury

Derived forms of salivate

salivation, noun
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