[ sal-uh-vey-shuhn ]
See synonyms for salivation on
  1. the act or process of salivating.

  2. an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism.

  1. mercurial poisoning.

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

Words Nearby salivation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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