gustation
[ guh-stey-shuhn ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
17th Century; Latinfrom Latin gustātiō, from gustāre to taste
Synonyms
  • palate
  • appetite
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
the act of tasting
Example
A) Gustation is one of the many joys of cooking and eating. B) Chefs often go about gustation in a much more sophisticated way than the average person.
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