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taste

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verb \ˈtāst\

Medical Definition of taste

tasted; tasting

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to ascertain the flavor of by taking a little into the mouth

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to have a specific flavor <the milk tastes sour>




2

taste

noun

Medical Definition of taste

  1. 1:  the one of the special senses that is concerned with distinguishing the sweet, sour, bitter, or salty quality of a dissolved substance and is mediated by taste buds on the tongue

  2. 2:  the objective sweet, sour, bitter, or salty quality of a dissolved substance as perceived by the sense of taste

  3. 3:  a sensation obtained from a substance in the mouth that is typically produced by the stimulation of the sense of taste combined with those of touch and smell :  flavor





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