American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To secrete or produce saliva.
- v. Informal To be full of desire or eagerness for something: salivated at the idea of winning the lottery.
- v. To produce excessive salivation in.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To purge by the salivary glands; produce an unusual secretion and discharge of saliva in, usually by the action of mercury; produce ptyalism in.
- v. intransitive To produce saliva.
- v. intransitive To show eager anticipation at the expectation of something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.
- v. produce saliva
- v. be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something
- From Latin salivatus, past participle of salivare ("to spit out, also salivate"), from saliva ("spittle"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin salīvāre, salīvāt-, from salīva, saliva. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Studio execs 'salivate' as the $15,000 horror film makes $7m on its opening weekend”
“That sort of socialist sloganeering makes Berlusconi's base of businessmen recoil and his political advisers salivate.”
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“However, now that I'm living in the frozen north, the thought of it is making me salivate.”
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“Middle-class kids, who salivate over Angelina Jolie and dream of a green card, condoned the murder of "an immoral, westernised liberal".”
“Policitians who strive to host the Olympics in their country may not be expecting an economic boom for the country as much as they salivate at the opportunity to award huge contracts, inflating their own importance and influence in the process.”
“Most branding and advertising executives -- the real Don Drapers of the 21st Century -- would salivate over a $140 million budget.”
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