gustation

[ guh-stey-shuh n ]
/ gʌˈsteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of tasting.
the faculty of taste.

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Origin of gustation

1590–1600; < Latin gustātiōn- (stem of gustātiō), equivalent to gustāt(us) (past participle of gustāre to taste) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for gustation

gustation
/ (ɡʌˈsteɪʃən) /

noun

the act of tasting or the faculty of taste

Derived forms of gustation

gustatory (ˈɡʌstətərɪ, -trɪ) or gustative, adjective

Word Origin for gustation

C16: from Latin gustātiō, from gustāre to taste
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Medical definitions for gustation

gustation
[ gŭ-stāshən ]

n.

The act of tasting.
The sense of tasting.
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