salivate

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sal·i·vate

(sal'i-vāt),
To cause an excessive flow of saliva.

salivate

(săl′ə-vāt′)
v. sali·vated, sali·vating, sali·vates
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
To produce excessive salivation in.

sal′i·va′tion (-vā′shən) n.

sal·i·vate

(sal'i-vāt)
To cause an excessive flow of saliva.

sal·i·vate

(sal'i-vāt)
To cause an excessive flow of saliva.
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Since most saliva is expectorated during probing, salivation into hanging drops or capillary tubes may be inaccurate because mosquitoes do not need to salivate to locate a blood vessel.
While Phil Spector salivates, in a written statement, Jackson's attorney said the pop star will no longer sleep with underaged boys.
That Joel prefers to engage in secret walks in the woods to salve his emotional wounds - whereas Will salivates over the capricious Dow's castles in the sky - is typical of Kaplan's enthusiasm for prefiguring his characters' destinies through minor-key irony that builds to operatic retribution or unexpected salvation.