salivating

[ sal-uh-veyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF salivating
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Bindle had christened him Spit-and-Speak owing to Gugger's habit of salivating his words.

At the same time, they counts on salivating the old Injun what fools them a-plenty.

Huxham appears to have adopted the whole Sydenhamian practice of blooding, blistering, purging, and salivating.

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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