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gustation

[guh-stey-shuh n] /gʌˈsteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of tasting.
2.
the faculty of taste.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin gustātiōn- (stem of gustātiō), equivalent to gustāt(us) (past participle of gustāre to taste) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for gustation

gustation

/ɡʌˈsteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of tasting or the faculty of taste
Derived Forms
gustatory (ˈɡʌstətərɪ; -trɪ), gustative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin gustātiō, from gustāre to taste
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Word Origin and History for gustation
n.

"act of tasting," 1590s, from Latin gustationem (nominative gustatio), noun of action from past participle stem of gustare "to taste" (see gusto).

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gustation in Medicine

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

  1. The act of tasting.

  2. The sense of tasting.

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