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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: sensation, gustatory sensation, perception, gustatory perception

  2. [noun] a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
    Synonyms: preference, penchant, predilection

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness

  4. [noun] a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

  5. [noun] a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste
    Synonyms: mouthful

  6. [noun] the faculty of taste; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
    Synonyms: gustation, sense of gustatory modality

  7. [noun] a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
    Synonyms: tasting

  8. [verb] have flavor; taste of something
    Synonyms: savor, savour

  9. [verb] take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
    Synonyms: sample, try, try out

  10. [verb] perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"

  11. [verb] have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
    Synonyms: smack

  12. [verb] distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"

  13. [verb] experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"


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