[ dih-guhst ]
/ dɪˈgʌst /
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 degustde·gus·ta·tion [dee-guh-stey-shuh n] /ˌdi gʌˈsteɪ ʃən/, noun
Words nearby degust
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British Dictionary definitions for degustation
/ (dɪˈɡʌst) /
rare to taste, esp with care or relish; savour
Derived forms of degustdegustation (ˌdiːɡʌˈsteɪʃən), noun
Word Origin for degust
C17: from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste
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Medical definitions for degustation
[ dē′gŭ-stā′shən ]
The act or function of tasting.
The sense of taste.
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