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degust

[dih-guhst] /dɪˈgʌst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively.
Also, degustate
[dih-guhs-teyt] /dɪˈgʌs teɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin dēgustāre to taste, try, equivalent to dē- de- + gustāre to taste (gust(us) a tasting + -āre infinitive suffix)
Related forms
degustation
[dee-guh-stey-shuh n] /ˌdi gʌˈsteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for degust

degust

/dɪˈɡʌst/
verb (transitive)
1.
(rare) to taste, esp with care or relish; savour
Derived Forms
degustation (ˌdiːɡʌˈsteɪʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste
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