Definition of sapid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsapɪd/


1Having a strong, pleasant taste: sapid nut bread the aromatic stew was just as sapid as it smelled
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  • Saliva also contributes to taste by dissolving sapid substances in food and so making them accessible to the taste buds; a zinc-binding protein, gustin, is thought to contribute to the taste process.
  • For example, Ida allowed water-deprived rats access for 15 min/day to a sapid solution on either 0, 8, or 16 consecutive days.
  • When the interval between preexposure and conditioning was 1 day, the rats formed only a weak aversion to the sapid solution, whereas when the interval was 19 days, the rats formed a very strong aversion to the solution.
1.1(Of talk or writing) pleasant or interesting.
Example sentences
  • We had all the preconditions for a long and sapid conversation.



Pronunciation: /səˈpɪdɪti/
Example sentences
  • Together with salt, it gives both the name and the relish to sallets from the sapidity, which renders not plants and herbs only, but men themselves pleasant and agreeable.
  • Judging by his results, which he discusses in terms of sapidity and organoleptic and retronasal profiles, he, as much as anyone else, has elevated wine and cheese pairing to a science.


Early 17th century: from Latin sapidus, from sapere 'to taste'.

Words that rhyme with sapid

rapid, vapid

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