salivanoun [ U ]uk /səˈlaɪ.və/ us /səˈlaɪ.və/
Examples from literature
- A healthy person makes between one and two liters of saliva every 24 hours.
- And saliva is good at fighting germs, too.
- Babies drool because they can't keep saliva in their mouths.
- But it’s not good to spit out your saliva in public.
- One way of finding the surface is to see which way your saliva falls.
- So babies make a lot of saliva to keep their gums wet.
- Some birds called swifts use saliva to build their nests.
- The birds make the nest with their saliva.
- The saliva of Komodo dragons is full of bad bacteria. More than 50 kinds of bacteria live in their mouths.
- You really don’t want to go near a Komodo dragon or its saliva.