verb[with object] rare
Taste (something) carefully, so as to appreciate it fully.
- You can visit here local brewery and degust its beer or historical buildings of church and city hall.
- We sat at an outdoor garden, degusted the beefsteak, gazed at the stars and the lights of Taipei below.
- It is a cosy corner to invite several friends to degust tea and have a private meeting.
- Example sentences
- While it is not uncommon for well-known vineyards to charge fees for tastings, the degustations here are free.
- Main dishes came just on time on heated plates, so the dishes stayed warm until the end of degustation.
- Inside, a father and son are having a mock degustation of fizzy drinks.
Early 17th century: from Latin degustare, from de- 'completely' + gustare 'to taste'.
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