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EtymologyEdit

From earlier drule, apparently a contraction of drivel (compare snool from snivel). Compare also Middle English drullen (to stagger, drool), Dutch druilen (to be listless, snooze).

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drool (third-person singular simple present drools, present participle drooling, simple past and past participle drooled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To secrete saliva, especially in anticipation of food.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To secrete any substance in a similar way.
    The alien beast drooled slime.
  3. (intransitive, informal, figuratively) To react to something with uncontrollable desire.
    That boy is so attractive I drool whenever I see him!
  4. To talk nonsense; drivel.

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drool (uncountable)

  1. saliva trickling from the mouth
  2. (colloquial) stupid talk

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