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saliva

noun [U] uk   /səˈlaɪ.və/ us  
the liquid produced in your mouth to keep the mouth wet and to help to prepare food to be digested
Translations of “saliva”
in Korean 침…
in Arabic لُعاب…
in French salive…
in Turkish salya…
in Italian saliva…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唾液,涎,口水…
in Russian слюна…
in Polish ślina…
in Spanish saliva…
in Portuguese saliva…
in German der Speichel…
in Catalan saliva…
in Japanese 唾液, つば…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唾液,涎…
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