Salivate meaning

sălə-vāt
(informal) To be full of desire or eagerness for something.

Salivated at the idea of winning the lottery.

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To produce excessive salivation in.
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To secrete or produce saliva.
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To produce an excessive flow of saliva in.
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To secrete saliva.
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To secrete or produce saliva.
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To produce excessive salivation in.
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(intransitive) To produce saliva.
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(intransitive) To show eager anticipation at the expectation of something.

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

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Origin of salivate

  • Latin salīvāre salīvāt- from salīva saliva

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

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

    From Wiktionary