Definitions for salivateˈsæl əˌveɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sal•i•vateˈsæl əˌveɪt(v.i.)-vat•ed, -vat•ing.

  1. to produce saliva.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of salivate:

1650–60; < L salīvātus, ptp. of salīvāre to cause to salivate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. salivate(verb)

    produce saliva

    "We salivated when he described the great meal"

  2. salivate, drool(verb)

    be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something

    "She was salivating over the raise she anticipated"


  1. salivate(Verb)

    To produce saliva.

  2. salivate(Verb)

    To show eager anticipation at the expectation of something.

    He's been salivating over the latest model sports car for awhile now.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salivate(verb)

    to produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury

  2. Salivate(verb)

    to produce saliva, esp. in excess

Translations for salivate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to produce saliva, especially in large amounts.

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