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Definition of "salivation" [sal•i•va•tion]

  • The act or process of secreting saliva. (noun)
  • An abnormally abundant flow of saliva. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "salivation" in a sentence
  • "As Maggie is straight, we were trying to hide our salivation, that is until she started talking about the costume party she went to in her genuine Catholic Schoolgirl uniform and pigtails."
  • "He termed the salivation prior to eating "psychic secretion" in his early scientific journals."
  • "If it is reactions such as salivation, knee-jerks, and simple motor skills, which were the main field of interest amongst behaviorists, introspective reports may not be of great significance."