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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsælɪveɪt/
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salivate (third-person singular simple present salivates, present participle salivating, simple past and past participle salivated)

  1. (intransitive) To produce saliva.
  2. (intransitive) To show eager anticipation at the expectation of something.
    He's been salivating over the latest model sports car for a while now.

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