aftertaste

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noun af·ter·taste \ -ˌtāst \

Definition of aftertaste

:persistence of a sensation (as of flavor or an emotion) after the stimulating agent or experience has gone

Examples of aftertaste in a Sentence

  1. The wine has a smooth aftertaste.

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First Known Use of aftertaste

1592


AFTERTASTE Defined for English Language Learners

aftertaste

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Definition of aftertaste for English Language Learners

  • : a taste that remains after something is eaten or drunk


Medical Dictionary

aftertaste

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noun af·ter·taste \ -ˌtāst \

medical Definition of aftertaste

:persistence of a sensation (as of flavor or an emotion) after the stimulating agent or experience has gone


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