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[guhs-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈgʌs təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
of or relating to taste or tasting.
Origin of gustatory
1675-85; < Latin gustā(re) to taste + -tory1
Related forms
gustatorily, adverb
ungustatory, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gustatory
  • But it remains an alluring destination for all kinds of gustatory debauchery.
  • Not all his gustatory experiments have been so successful.
  • Ruby was a close family friend and partner in gustatory delights.
  • But more than seven years since it opened, it remains an alluring destination for all kinds of gustatory debauchery.
  • The defining traits of a fungus are gustatory and architectural.
  • OK, it may never top peanut butter and chocolate as a gustatory combo, but it has its fans.
  • To round out the gustatory experience, try sipping some sake or whiskey.
  • If you must eat them don't expect more than a glimmer of gustatory satisfaction.
  • Mango or pineapple yields a gustatory trip to the tropics.
  • We think the antennae are one of the keys but there are also gustatory receptors in the mouth and legs.
Word Origin and History for gustatory

1680s, from Latin gustatus "sense of taste; a taste," noun use of past participle of gustare "to taste" (see gusto) + -ory.

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gustatory in Medicine

gustatory gus·ta·to·ry (gŭs'tə-tôr'ē) or gus·ta·tive (-tə-tĭv)
Of or relating to the sense of taste.

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