pungency


pun·gen·cy

noun \ˈpən-jən(t)-sē\

Definition of PUNGENCY

:  the quality or state of being pungent

Examples of PUNGENCY

  1. <the pungency of the vinegar gives the salad dressing the kick that it needs>
  2. <theatergoers have long delighted in the pungency and wit of the play's dialogue>

First Known Use of PUNGENCY

1649

pun·gen·cy

noun \ˈpən-jən-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pun·gen·cies

Medical Definition of PUNGENCY

: the quality or state of being pungent

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