verb (used without object), salivated, salivating.
to produce saliva.
verb (used with object), salivated, salivating.
to produce an excessive secretion of saliva in, as by mercurial poisoning.
(intransitive) to secrete saliva, esp an excessive amount
(transitive) to cause (a laboratory animal, etc) to produce saliva, as by the administration of mercury
salivate sal·i·vate (sāl’ə-vāt’)
v. sal·i·vat·ed, sal·i·vat·ing, sal·i·vates
To secrete or produce saliva.
To produce excessive salivation in.
noun 1. the act or process of salivating. 2. an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism. 3. mercurial poisoning. salivation sal·i·va·tion (sāl’ə-vā’shən) n. The act or process of secreting saliva. See ptyalism.
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. any agent that causes salivation. salivator sal·i·va·tor (sāl’ə-vā’tər) n. An agent that increases the flow of saliva.
noun 1. Jonas E(dward) 1914–95, U.S. bacteriologist: developed Salk vaccine. noun 1. Jonas Edward. 1914–95, US virologist: developed an injected vaccine against poliomyelitis (1954) Salk (sôlk), Jonas. Born 1914. American microbiologist who developed (1954) the first effective killed-virus vaccine against polio. Salk (sôlk) American microbiologist who in 1954 developed the first effective vaccine against polio, […]
noun 1. a vaccine that contains three types of inactivated poliomyelitis viruses and induces immunity against the disease. Salk vaccine n. A vaccine containing inactivated polioviruses, used to immunize against poliomyelitis. Salk vaccine [(sawlk, sawk)] The first vaccine developed for immunization against poliomyelitis. It is named for Jonas Salk, the twentieth-century American scientist who developed […]