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Taste

Taste

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noun


(1)   A kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
"A wine tasting"
(2)   The faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
"His cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
(3)   The sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
"The candy left him with a bad taste"
"The melon had a delicious taste"
(4)   Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
"Arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"
"To ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
(5)   A brief experience of something
"He got a taste of life on the wild side"
"She enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
(6)   A strong liking
"My own preference is for good literature"
"The Irish have a penchant for blarney"
(7)   A small amount eaten or drunk
"Take a taste--you'll like it"

verb


(8)   Experience briefly
"The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
(9)   Take a sample of
"Try these new crackers"
"Sample the regional dishes"
(10)   Perceive by the sense of taste
"Can you taste the garlic?"
(11)   Distinguish flavors
"We tasted wines last night"
(12)   Have flavor; taste of something
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