The act of saliva escaping the oral cavity in a non-active manner (i.e. not spitting). Usually associated with being asleep, comatose, or in a state of paralytic desire. Can also happen if the jaw is numbed after a visit the the dentist. Pictures of a person drooling are often great for blackmail material.

Drool (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Drooling.] [Contr. fr. drivel.]

To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools.

His mouth drooling with texts. T. Parker.

 

© Webster 1913.

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