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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SALIVATE

The calomel was nearly sure to salivate the patient and cost him some of his teeth.

Now let's get at the guys on the other side and salivate them!

It has been known thus to salivate cattle, but the danger of injury to them from this source is slight.

Put a grain of calomel in the Delaware Bay, and salivate a man with a drop of the water!

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "cause to produce saliva;" intransitive sense from 1680s, from Latin salivatus, past participle of salivare, from saliva (see saliva). Figurative use in reference to anticipation by 1965. Related: Salivated; salivating.

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