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Synonyms for saliva
səˈlaɪ vəsali·va

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  1. salivanoun

    spit, spittle

  2. salivanoun

    A clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes. It moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches.

    spit, spittle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saliva, spit, spittlenoun

    a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches

    tongue, spitting, spittle, spit, expectoration

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. salivanoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. salivanoun

    spittle, sputum, spit

    Associated words:
    salivate, salivation, insalivate, insalivation, salivant, salivary, ptyalism, salival, salivous, expectorant, drool, drivel, ptyalogogue, sialogogue, ptysmagogue

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "saliva":

    breath, sputum, spit, salivary, salivation

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  1. Anthony Fauci:

    There are no well-documented cases of transmission of HIV by exchange of saliva, it is extraordinarily unlikely that a healthy person can be infected by HIV through French kissing.

  2. Raymond Casciari:

    The saliva you secrete when chewing gum really has a calming effect on acid reflux.

  3. Jean Baudrillard:

    A society which allows an abominable event to burgeon from its dung heap and grow on its surface is like a man who lets a fly crawl unheeded across his face or saliva dribble from his mouth -- either epileptic or dead.

  4. Kevin Byrd:

    We hypothesize this is the primary source of virus in saliva.

  5. Chris Toumazou:

    It is a lab in a cartridge effectively, the key is that with this test you go straight from a saliva swap or a nasal swab into the cartridge with no transport and no laboratory.

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