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Dictionary definition for: Taste

1. (n) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

2. (v) have flavor; taste of something

3. (n) a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature" "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

4. (v) take a sample of; "Try these new crackers" "Sample the regional dishes"

5. (n) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values) "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

6. (v) perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"

7. (n) a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side" "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

8. (v) have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"

9. (n) a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you''ll like it"

10. (v) distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"

11. (n) the faculty of taste; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"

12. (v) experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

13. (n) a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"

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