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English verb: salivate

1. salivate (body) produce saliva


SamplesWe salivated when he described the great meal.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act involuntarily, act reflexively


Narrower (hyponym)dribble, drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber

2. salivate (emotion) be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something


SamplesShe was salivating over the raise she anticipated.


ExamplesSam and Sue salivate over the results of the experiment


Synonymsdrool


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)covet









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