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NOUN (1)

1. the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth;
- Example: "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
[syn: taste, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modality]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gustation \Gus*ta"tion\, n. [L. gustatio: cf. F. gustation.] The act of tasting. [R.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] gustative
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gustation n 1: the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste" [syn: taste, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modality]