Definition of Salivate

1. Verb. Produce saliva. "We salivated when he described the great meal"

Generic synonyms: Act Involuntarily, Act Reflexively
Specialized synonyms: Dribble, Drivel, Drool, Slabber, Slaver, Slobber
Derivative terms: Saliva, Salivation



2. Verb. Be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something. "Sam and Sue salivate over the results of the experiment"; "She was salivating over the raise she anticipated"
Exact synonyms: Drool
Generic synonyms: Covet

Definition of Salivate

1. v. t. To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.

Definition of Salivate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To produce saliva. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To show eager anticipation at the expectation of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salivate

1. to secrete saliva [v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES]

Medical Definition of Salivate

1. To cause an excessive flow of saliva. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salivate

salivary duct
salivary duct calculi
salivary ducts
salivary fistula
salivary gland
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salivary gland calculi
salivary gland disease
salivary gland fistula
salivary gland hormone
salivary gland virus
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salivary proteins
salivary virus
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salivate (current term)
salivated
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salivolithiasis
salivous
salivæ
salix
salk vaccine
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Literary usage of Salivate

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Being slow in its action, and liable to salivate if too long retained, it is usually administered with some saline cathartic. It is also given as a remedy ..."

2. Personal Reminiscences and Recollections of Forty-six Years' Membership in by Samuel Clagett Busey (1895)
"After a very cursory and superficial examination he announced his opinion in his very emphatic manner—" salivate, salivate, salivate him, and he will get ..."

3. Recollections of Itinerant Life: Including Early Reminiscences by George Brown (1866)
"Doctors Lindley and Fuller were pleased to find me so whole-hearted, and spoke of certain preparations of calomel, which they were certain would salivate me ..."

4. A dictionary of the Greek and English languages: with a table of proper by Johannes Pervanoglu (1894)
"... to excrete saliva, to spit; to salivate. i ... to babbie, to prate, to talk nonsense, to salivate. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Being slow in its action, and liable to salivate if too long retained, it is usually administered with some saline cathartic. It is also given as a remedy ..."

6. Personal Reminiscences and Recollections of Forty-six Years' Membership in by Samuel Clagett Busey (1895)
"After a very cursory and superficial examination he announced his opinion in his very emphatic manner—" salivate, salivate, salivate him, and he will get ..."

7. Recollections of Itinerant Life: Including Early Reminiscences by George Brown (1866)
"Doctors Lindley and Fuller were pleased to find me so whole-hearted, and spoke of certain preparations of calomel, which they were certain would salivate me ..."

8. A dictionary of the Greek and English languages: with a table of proper by Johannes Pervanoglu (1894)
"... to excrete saliva, to spit; to salivate. i ... to babbie, to prate, to talk nonsense, to salivate. ..."

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