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Noun

Singular
taste

Plural
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taste ({{{1}}}) (countable) and (uncountable)
  1. One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals often confused and/or mixed somewhat with smelling. The primary sensations classified as taste are: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.
  2. (countable) and (uncountable): A person’s generic, implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc.
    Dr. Parker has good taste in wine.
  3. (uncountable): a metaphorical usage to describe having a small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
    Voltaire is quoted to have said "I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise".

Livy is quoted to have said "they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom"

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Verb

Infinitive
to taste

Third person singular
tast

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to taste (third-person singular simple present tast, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To sample the flavor of something orally.
  2. (intransitive) To have a taste.
    The chicken tasted great.

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