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degust

[ dih-guhst ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively.


degust

/ dɪˈɡʌsteɪt; ˌdiːɡʌˈsteɪʃən; dɪˈɡʌst /

verb

  1. rare.
    to taste, esp with care or relish; savour


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Derived Forms

  • degustation, noun
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Other Words From

  • de·gus·ta·tion [dee-guh-, stey, -sh, uh, n], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of degust1

1615–25; < Latin dēgustāre to taste, try, equivalent to dē- de- + gustāre to taste ( gust ( us ) a tasting + -āre infinitive suffix)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of degust1

C17: from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste
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Example Sentences

I didn't know you would degust 'em so, and I'm sorry I bringed 'em home for you to see.

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degumde gustibus non est disputandum