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salivate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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salivatesal‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
salivate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysalivate
he, she, itsalivates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysalivated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave salivated
he, she, ithas salivated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad salivated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill salivate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have salivated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam salivating
he, she, itis salivating
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you, we, theyare salivating
Past
I, he, she, itwas salivating
you, we, theywere salivating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been salivating
he, she, ithas been salivating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been salivating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be salivating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been salivating
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