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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle]
2: saliva spilling from the mouth [syn: drool, dribble, drivel, slobber] v
1: be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something; "She was salivating over the raise she anticipated" [syn: salivate, drool]
2: let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled" [syn: drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, dribble]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of drivel Date: 1802 intransitive verb 1. a. to secrete saliva in anticipation of food b. drivel 1 2. to make an effusive show of pleasure or often envious or covetous appreciation 3. to talk nonsense transitive verb to express sentimentally or effusively II. noun Date: 1869 1. saliva trickling from the mouth 2. nonsense

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.intr. 1 drivel; slobber. 2 (often foll. by over) show much pleasure or infatuation. --n. slobbering; drivelling. Etymology: contr. of drivel

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Drool Drool, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooled; p. pr. & vb. n. Drooling.] [Contr. fr. drivel.] To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools. His mouth drooling with texts. -- T. Parker.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(drools, drooling, drooled) 1. To drool over someone or something means to look at them with great pleasure, perhaps in an exaggerated or ridiculous way. Fashion editors drooled over every item... Advertisers are already drooling at reports that this might bring 20 million dollars. VERB: V over n, V prep [disapproval] 2. If a person or animal drools, saliva drops slowly from their mouth. My dog Jacques is drooling on my shoulder. VERB: V

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. [U. S. and parts of England.] Slaver, drivel, drop saliva.

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