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  Definition of taste
  1. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
  2. the faculty of taste; "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"
  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
  13. have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
Similar Words: tasting, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modality, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, preference, penchant, predilection, mouthful, sample, try, try out, savor, savour, smack

 

Hyponyms: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang, sweet, sweetness, sugariness, sour, sourness, tartness, bitter, bitterness, salt, saltiness, salinity, astringency, astringence, finish, virtu, vertu, connoisseurship, vogue, trend, style, delicacy, discretion, culture, acquired taste, weakness, morsel, bit, bite, swallow, sup, degust

 

Attributes: tasteful, in good taste(p), tasteless, in poor taste(p)

 

Part Meronyms: helping, portion, serving

 

Derivational Morphology: smack, savor, savour, prefer, sample, try, try out, mouthful, taster, taste tester, taste-tester, sampler, tasting, savoring, savouring, relishing, degustation, trial, trial run, test, tryout, trier, attempter, essayer, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modality, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception, relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, tang

 

Anagrams: state, tease, seats, tasse, asset, State, testa

 

 
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