Salivate Definition

sălə-vāt
salivated, salivates, salivating
verb
salivated, salivates, salivating
To secrete saliva.
Webster's New World
To produce an excessive flow of saliva in.
Webster's New World
To be full of desire or eagerness for something.
Salivated at the idea of winning the lottery.
American Heritage
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Origin of Salivate

  • From Latin salivatus, past participle of salivare (“to spit out, also salivate"), from saliva (“spittle").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin salīvāre salīvāt- from salīva saliva

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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