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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The liquid released by glands that keeps the mouth moist; drool.

Usage examples (31)
  • Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.
  • The procedure bathes the eye in saliva, which is mostly water but also contains a mild thickening protein called muscin, which could help the eye retain moisture better.
  • And if he breathes on you, the Komodo dragon saliva is deadly.
  • Normally, saliva is part of the natural re-enamelling of the teeth. for more
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