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Noun: tasting  tey-sting
  1. A small amount (especially of food or wine)
  2. A kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
    "a wine tasting";
    - taste
  3. Taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
    "cooking was fine but it was the tasting that he enjoyed most";
    - savoring [US], savouring [Brit, Cdn], relishing, degustation
Verb: taste  teyst
  1. Have flavour; have a taste of something
    - savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Perceive by the sense of taste
    "Can you taste the garlic?"
  3. Take a sample of
    "taste the regional dishes";
    - sample, try, try out
  4. Have a distinctive or characteristic taste
    "This tastes of nutmeg";
    - smack
  5. Distinguish flavours
    "We tasted wines last night"
  6. Experience briefly
    "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

Derived forms: tastings

Type of: comprehend, consume, eating, experience, feeding, have, identify, ingest, know, live, perceive, perception, sample, sensing, take, take in

Encyclopedia: Tasting