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salivate in Biology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsalivatesal‧i‧vate /ˈsælɪveɪt/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 HBto produce more saliva in your mouth than usual, especially because you see or smell food2 to look at or show interest in something or someone in a way that shows you like or want them very much – used to show disapproval syn droolsalivate at/over 🔊 The media are salivating over the story.salivation /ˌsæləˈveɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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salivateControl of those dollars has the governor and lawmakers salivating.Dunn's mouth was open so long that it dried inside and he could not swallow or salivate.When food is placed in your mouth, you can not choose not to salivate.He says when it was brought in it was salivating and aggressive.A lot of people on Wall Street are salivating at the prospect of having $ 150 billion a year rolling in.Investors are salivating at the thought of a vast new market.Clinton must salivate just thinking of how great it would be to be able to operate like that.More people bring more power, which is why Republicans are salivating over the 2000 census data.Just the sort of thing that tends to get desperate politicians and bureaucrats salivating over the prospect of annexation.salivate at/overMore people bring more power, which is why Republicans are salivating over the 2000 census data.Just the sort of thing that tends to get desperate politicians and bureaucrats salivating over the prospect of annexation.A lot of people on Wall Street are salivating at the prospect of having $ 150 billion a year rolling in.