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[guh-stey-shuh n] /gʌˈsteɪ ʃən/

the act of tasting.
the faculty of taste.
the act of tasting or the faculty of taste

“act of tasting,” 1590s, from Latin gustationem (nominative gustatio), noun of action from past participle stem of gustare “to taste” (see gusto).

gustation gus·ta·tion (gŭ-stā’shən)


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