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 for drivel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drivel \Driv"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Driveledor 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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drivel \Driv"el\, n.
     1. Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.
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     2. Inarticulate or unmeaning utterance; foolish talk; babble.
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     3. A driveler; a fool; an idiot. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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     4. A servant; a drudge. [Obs.] --Huloet.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a worthless message [syn: drivel, garbage]
      2: saliva spilling from the mouth [syn: drool, dribble,
         drivel, slobber]
      v 1: let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled" [syn:
           drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "drivel":
     Greek, absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, balls,
     baloney, be insane, be stupid, bibble-babble, blabber, blather,
     blatherskite, blither, blow, blunder away, bombast, bosh, bull,
     bullshit, burble, cast away, chatter, claptrap, consume, crap,
     dither, dote, double-talk, dribble, drool, expectorate,
     expectoration, eyewash, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flapdoodle,
     flummery, foam, folderol, fritter, froth, fudge, fustian, gab,
     gabble, galimatias, gammon, garbage, gas, gibber, gibberish,
     gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, have a demon, hawk, hocus-pocus,
     hogwash, hooey, hot air, humbug, jabber, jabberwocky, jargon,
     malarkey, maunder, mouth-watering, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit,
     niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, piffle, prate,
     prattle, ptyalism, rage, ramble, rant, rattle, rave, rigamarole,
     rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run amok, run mad, saliva,
     salivate, salivation, sialagogue, skimble-skamble, slabber, slaver,
     slobber, spew, spit, spittle, sputum, squander, stuff and nonsense,
     stultiloquence, talk nonsense, throw away, trash, trifle away,
     tripe, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor,
     vaporing, waffle, waffling, wander

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