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Meaning of SPITTLE

Pronunciation:  'spitl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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
 

SPITTLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: saliva, spit
 
 See Also: dribble, drivel, drool, ptyalin, salivary gland, secretion, slobber, tobacco juice

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Spit"tle\, n.
    See {Spital}. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    
    
  2. \Spit"tle\, v. t. [See {Spit} to spade.]
    To dig or stir with a small spade. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  3. \Spit"tle\, n.
    A small sort of spade. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  4. \Spit"tle\, n. [From {Spit} to eject from the mouth: cf.
    {Spattle}, and AS. sp[=a]tl.]
    The thick, moist matter which is secreted by the salivary
    glands; saliva; spit.
    
    {Spittle insect}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Cuckoo spit}
    (b), under {Cuckoo}.
    
    
 

 

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