[ guh-stey-shuh n ]
/ gʌˈsteɪ ʃən /
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
Words nearby gustation
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Example sentences from the Web for gustation
Gustation was meant to be delightful; and cooking is certainly half as good as tasting.
British Dictionary definitions for gustation
/ (ɡʌˈsteɪʃən) /
the act of tasting or the faculty of taste
Derived forms of gustationgustatory (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
[ gŭ-stā′shən ]
The act of tasting.
The sense of tasting.
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