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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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)covet

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