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salivation

[ sal-uh-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsæl əˈveɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act or process of salivating.
an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism.
mercurial poisoning.

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Origin of salivation

1590–1600; <Latin salīvātiōn- (stem of salīvātiō), equivalent to salīvāt(us) (see salivate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM salivation

hy·per·sal·i·va·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for salivation

salivation
[ săl′ə-vāshən ]

n.

The act or process of secreting saliva.
ptyalism
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