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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drivel  \Driv"el\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Driveled}or  {Drivelled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Driveling}  or  {Drivelling}.]  [Cf.  OE 
  dravelen  drabelen  drevelen  drivelen,  to  slaver,  and  E. 
  drabble.  Cf  {Drool}.] 
  1.  To  slaver;  to  let  spittle  drop  or  flow  from  the  mouth, 
  like  a  child,  idiot,  or  dotard. 
 
  2.  [Perh.  a  different  word:  cf  Icel.  drafa  to  talk  thick.] 
  To  be  weak  or  foolish;  to  dote;  as  a  driveling  hero; 
  driveling  love.  --Shak.  Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drivel  \Driv"el\,  n. 
  1.  Slaver;  saliva  flowing  from  the  mouth. 
 
  2.  Inarticulate  or  unmeaning  utterance;  foolish  talk;  babble. 
 
  3.  A  driveler;  a  fool;  an  idiot.  [Obs.]  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  4.  A  servant;  a  drudge.  [Obs.]  --Huloet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drivel 
  n  1:  a  worthless  message 
  2:  saliva  spilling  from  the  mouth  [syn:  {drool},  {dribble},  {slobber}] 
  v  :  let  saliva  drivel  from  the  mouth;  "The  baby  drooled"  [syn:  {drool}, 
  {slabber},  {slaver},  {slobber},  {dribble}] 




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