de-gustation

degust

[dih-guhst]
verb (used with object)
to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively.
Also, degustate [dih-guhs-teyt] .


Origin:
1615–25; < Latin dēgustāre to taste, try, equivalent to dē- de- + gustāre to taste (gust(us) a tasting + -āre infinitive suffix)

degustation [dee-guh-stey-shuhn] , noun
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degust or degustate (dɪˈɡʌst, dɪˈɡʌsteɪt)
 
vb
rare to taste, esp with care or relish; savour
 
[C17: from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste]
 
degustate or degustate
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste]
 
degustation or degustate
 
n

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