Salivated
Salivate Sal"i*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salivating}.] [L. salivatus, p. p. of salivare to salivate. See {Saliva}.] To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury. [1913 Webster] v. i.

1. To produce saliva, esp. in excess.

2. To drool.

3. (Fig.) To anticipate keenly with pleasure, as though salivating at the expectation of a delicious meal. Used often with over.; as, salivate over the prospects of high profits from an enterprise. [1913 Webster]

Note: Probably influenced by the experiments of Pavlov, who trained dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell, by previously ringing the bell immediately prior to feeding them. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • salivated — sal·i·vate || sælɪveɪt v. produce saliva, secrete saliva into the mouth (esp. in excessive quantities) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salivate — UK [ˈsælɪveɪt] / US [ˈsælɪˌveɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms salivate : present tense I/you/we/they salivate he/she/it salivates present participle salivating past tense salivated past participle salivated to produce more than the usual amount …   English dictionary

  • salivate — [c]/ˈsæləveɪt / (say saluhvayt) verb (salivated, salivating) –verb (i) 1. Physiology to produce saliva. –verb (t) 2. to produce an excessive secretion of saliva in, as by the use of mercury. {Latin salīvātus, past participle, spat out, salivated} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ὑποφλεγματίζοντα — ὑποφλεγματίζω to be salivated pres part act neut nom/voc/acc pl ὑποφλεγματίζω to be salivated pres part act masc acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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