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degustating

degustating is a present participle form of degustate

degustate

Definition:

to taste with relish

Class:

consumption verb (eating and drinking)

Past tense:

degustated

Present participle:

degustating

3rd-person singular present:

degustates

Type of:

sample » consume

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

degust

Etymology:

from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

degustate | degust | savour [synonym, sense-specific]

Same as "degust" | [rare] to taste, especially with care or relish; savour (12 of 267 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/degustate

Wiktionary:

taste | tasted [past tense] | tasting [present participle] | tastes [3rd-person singular present] | degustate [transitive, rare] | degustated [transitive, rare, past tense] | degustating [transitive, rare, present participle] | degustates [transitive, rare, 3rd-person singular present] | gustativo [Italian] | ...

One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals (Wikipedia). | [countable, uncountable] A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. (Wikipedia). | [uncountable, ... (31 of 122 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/taste

Random House Dictionary:

degust | degustate

to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively. (7 of 15 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/degust

Merriam-Webster:

degustation | degust [transitive verb, related]

the action or an instance of tasting especially in a series of small portions (14 of 49 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/degustation

Oxford Dictionary:

degust [transitive, rare] | degustation [derived]

taste (something) carefully to appreciate it fully (7 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/degust

degust | degustation [derived]

Syllabification: (de·gust) | [transitive, rare] | taste (something) carefully, so as to appreciate it fully. (13 of 49 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/degust

American Heritage Dictionary:

degust | degusted [past tense] | degusting [present participle] | degusts [3rd-person singular present] | degustation [noun, related]

To taste with relish; savor. (5 of 31 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/degust

Britannica Encyclopedia:

taste [sense] | gustation [synonym]

the detection and identification by the sensory system of dissolved chemicals placed in contact with some part of an animal. Because the term taste is ... (25 of 54 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/584012​/taste

Wikipedia:

Sample [disambiguation] | samples

may refer to: Sample (statistics), a subset of a population | Sample (signal), a digital discrete sample of a continuous analog signal | Sample (material), a specimen or small quantity of something | Sample (graphics), an intersection of a color... (37 of 273 words, 23 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sample

Columbia Encyclopedia:

taste | umami

response to chemical stimulation that enables an organism to detect flavors. In humans and most vertebrate animals, taste is produced by the ... (22 of 218 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0847924​.html

New World Dictionary:

sample | sampled [past tense] | sampling [present participle]

a part, piece, or item taken or shown as representative of a whole thing, group, species, etc.; specimen; pattern | an illustration; example | a small ... (24 of 112 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sample

Cambridge Dictionary:

sample [entry 1]

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like | a small amount of a substance that a doctor or scientist collects in ... (29 of 101 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sample 1

sample [entry 2]

a small part of a song which has been recorded and used to make a new piece of music (19 of 28 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sample 2

sample [entry 3]

to taste a small amount of food or drink to decide whether you like it | to experience a place or an activity, often for the first time (27 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sample 3

sample [entry 4, specialized]

to record part of a song and use the recording to make a new piece of music (17 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sample 4

Macmillan British Dictionary:

try out [transitive] | tried out [past tense] | trying out [present participle] | tries out [3rd-person singular present]

to test someone or something to see what they are like or whether they are suitable or effective (18 of 82 words, 2 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/try-out

Encarta Dictionary:

try out

to undergo a competitive test of suitability, especially for a place on a sports team or for a part as an actor | Same as tryv (sense 1) (27 of 47 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722285​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

degustate | degust

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/degustate

American Heritage Dictionary:

degust | degusted [past tense] | degusting [present participle] | degusts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin dēgustāre: dē-, de- + gustāre, to taste; see geus- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/degust

Oxford Dictionary:

degust [transitive, rare]

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Latin degustare, from de- "completely" + gustare "to taste"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/degust

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

degustate | degust

Audio: British English pronunciation of "degustate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/degustate

degust [rare] | degustate

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "degust"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "degust"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/degust

the Free Dictionary:

degust

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "degust"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "degust"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "degust" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/degust

Google Dictionary:

degust | degusted [past tense] | degusting [present participle] | degusts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "degust"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=degust

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

degust

Audio: North American pronunciation of "degust"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=degust​02 word=degust

YourDictionary Audio:

degust

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "degust" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/degust

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