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degust

[ dih-guhst ]
/ dɪˈgʌst /
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verb (used with object)
to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively.
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Also de·gus·tate [dih-guhs-teyt]. /dɪˈgʌs teɪt/.

Origin of degust

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

OTHER WORDS FROM degust

de·gus·ta·tion [dee-guh-stey-shuhn], /ˌdi gʌˈsteɪ ʃən/, noun
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How to use degust in a sentence

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

    Nellie's Housekeeping|Joanna Mathews

British Dictionary definitions for degust

degust

degustate (dɪˈɡʌsteɪt)

/ (dɪˈɡʌst) /

verb (tr)
rare to taste, esp with care or relish; savour

Derived forms of degust

degustation (ˌdiːɡʌˈsteɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for degust

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