saliva Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"saliva" in British English

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salivanoun [U]

uk   us   /səˈlaɪ.və/
the ​liquidproduced in ​yourmouth to ​keep the ​mouthwet and to ​help to ​preparefood to be ​digested
(Definition of saliva from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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salivanoun [U]

 us   /səˈlɑɪ·və/
biology the ​natural, ​wateryliquid in the ​mouth that ​keeps it ​wet and ​helpspreparefood for ​digestion
(Definition of saliva from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “saliva”
in Korean 침…
in Arabic لُعاب…
in Malaysian air liur…
in French salive…
in Russian слюна…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唾液,涎,口水…
in Italian saliva…
in Turkish salya…
in Polish ślina…
in Spanish saliva…
in Vietnamese nước bọt…
in Portuguese saliva…
in Thai น้ำลาย…
in German der Speichel…
in Catalan saliva…
in Japanese 唾液, つば…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唾液,涎…
in Indonesian ludah…
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