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Jan 17, 2013
This week's theme
Words derived from bodily fluids

This week's words
sang-froid
lymphatic
seminal
salivate
melancholy

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salivate

PRONUNCIATION:
(SAL-uh-vayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To show great relish in anticipation of something desirable.
2. To produce saliva.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin salivare (to salivate). Earliest documented use: 1669.

USAGE:
"The capitalists gathered in Tianjin salivate at the prospect of pushing beyond China's richer coastal provinces and into the hinterland, where hundreds of millions of new consumers would love to buy a fridge and fancy food to put in it."
The Summer Davos Blues; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 15, 2012.

See more usage examples of salivate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. -Charlie Chaplin, actor, director, and composer (1889-1977)

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