Then . . . with the political class at the point of salivation . . . nothing happened.
1590s, from French salivation or directly from Latin salivationem (nominative salivatio), noun of action from past participle stem of salivare (see salivate).
salivation sal·i·va·tion (sāl'ə-vā'shən)n.
The act or process of secreting saliva.