salivate

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

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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 awhile now.

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salivate

  1. second-person plural imperfect tense of salire
  2. second-person plural present tense of salivare
  3. second-person plural imperative of salivare

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