de·gust (dĭ-gŭst, dē-)
tr.v. de·gust·ed, de·gust·ing, de·gusts
To taste with relish; savor.
[Latin dēgustāre : dē-, de- + gustāre, to taste; see geus- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
de′gus·tation (dē′gŭ-stāshən) n.
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