gustation

gustation

[guh-stey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of tasting.
2.
the faculty of taste.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin gustātiōn- (stem of gustātiō), equivalent to gustāt(us) (past participle of gustāre to taste) + -iōn- -ion

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gustation (ɡʌˈsteɪʃən)
 
n
the act of tasting or the faculty of taste
 
[C16: from Latin gustātiō, from gustāre to taste]
 
gustatory
 
adj
 
'gustative
 
adj

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gustation gus·ta·tion (gŭ-stā'shən)
n.

  1. The act of tasting.

  2. The sense of tasting.

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