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pungent

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pungens (stem pungent-), present participle of pungo (to sting).

Adjective

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Positive
pungent

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  1. Having a sharp and stiff point.
    The critic gave a pungent review.
  2. Having a strong odor/odour that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.
    The lasagne included plenty of pungent garlic.

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