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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for saliva in the sense of this definition

(saliva is a kind of ...) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

(... is a kind of saliva ) saliva spilling from the mouth

(... is a kind of saliva ) saliva colored brown by tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco)

(... is part of saliva) any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion

(saliva is made of the substance ...) an amylase secreted in saliva

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