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v. sal·i·vat·ed, sal·i·vat·ing, sal·i·vates
1. To secrete or produce saliva.
2. Informal To be full of desire or eagerness for something: salivated at the idea of winning the lottery.
To produce excessive salivation in.

[Latin salīvāre, salīvāt-, from salīva, saliva.]

sal′i·va′tion (-vā′shən) n.
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(ˌsæl əˈveɪ ʃən)

1. the act or process of salivating.
2. an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salivation - the secretion of saliva
ptyalism - excessive flow of saliva
secernment, secretion - the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
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Saliva running from the mouth:
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[ˌsælɪˈveɪʃən] Nsalivación f
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n. salivación.
1. acto de secreción de saliva;
2. secreción excesiva de saliva.
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n salivación f
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Before he studied in every way possible how salivation was stimulated and inhibited, he thoroughly investigated the entire digestive process for which he received a Nobel Prize in 1904.
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