salivate
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salivate(
sah
-
lih
-
veyt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. salivar
When the bell rang, the dog began to salivate because he knew he was going to be fed.Cuando sonó la campana, el perro empezó a salivar porque sabía que le iban a dar comida.
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salivate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. salivar, segregar saliva
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he was salivatingse le hacía la boca agua
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salivate [ˈsælɪveɪt]
intransitive verb
salivar
to salivate over sth
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salivar
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salivar(
sah
-
lee
-
bahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to secrete saliva)
a. to salivate
Cuando vi todos aquellos pasteles, empecé a salivar.When I saw all those cakes, I started salivating.
2. (to eject saliva or phlegm)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to spit
El médico me pidió que expectorara y salivara porque tenían que analizar mi esputo.The doctor asked me to expectorate and spit because they had to analyze my sputum.
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salivar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. salivary
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to salivate
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salivar
intransitive verb
1 (segregar saliva) to salivate
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (escupir) to spit
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