saliva

[ suh-lahy-vuh ]SEE DEFINITION OF saliva

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The belly is hard and painful, and in the morning there is a copious flow of saliva, and an uncommon craving for dry food.

This he moistened with saliva and quickly dropped into the center of his fuel stack.

"Quietly," I conceded, trying to get some saliva to flow again.

Saliva should only be stimulated previous to stomach digestion.

Then, too, there is a substance in the saliva which is used in the process of digestion.

This he saturated with saliva and then coated it over with the powder.

Yes, perfectly so, for the poison is confined to the saliva.

These fluids, and particularly the saliva, assist in the formation and change of taste.

He had had in that pocket a cigar stump wet from his saliva.

The saliva of the swift is sticky and makes excellent cement.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French salive, from Latin saliva "spittle," of unknown origin (perhaps, as Tucker suggests, somehow derived from the base of sallow (adj.)).

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