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Definition of salivate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    salivate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈsæləˌveɪt//
     
    [intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they salivate
     
    he / she / it salivates
     
    past simple salivated
     
    -ing form salivating
     
     
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  1. 1to produce more saliva in your mouth than usual, especially when you see or smell food
  2. 2(figurative) He was salivating over the thought of the million dollars.
NAmE//ˌsæləˈveɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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