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From earlier drule, apparently a corruption of drivel (compare snool from snivel). Compare also Middle English drullen (“to stagger, drool”), Dutch druilen (“to be listless, snooze”).
drool (third-person singular simple present drools, present participle drooling, simple past and past participle drooled)
- (transitive, intransitive) To secrete saliva, especially in anticipation of food.
- (transitive, intransitive) To secrete any substance in a similar way.
- The alien beast drooled slime.
- (intransitive, informal, figurative) To react to something with uncontrollable desire.
- That boy is so attractive I drool whenever I see him!
- To talk nonsense; drivel.
- Saliva trickling from the mouth.
- (colloquial) Stupid talk.
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