sense of taste

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  • sense of taste — noun 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, ↑gustatory modality • Derivationally related forms: ↑gustatory (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sense of taste — one of the five senses, ability to perceive and recognize flavors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Taste — (or, more formally, gustation) is a form of direct chemoreception and is one of the traditional five senses. It refers to the ability to detect the flavor of substances such as food and poisons. In humans and many other vertebrate animals the… …   Wikipedia

  • Taste — belongs to our chemical sensing system, or the chemosenses. The complicated process of tasting begins when molecules released by the substances stimulate special cells in the mouth or throat. These special sensory cells transmit messages through… …   Medical dictionary

  • taste — n 1 Taste, flavor, savor, tang, relish, smack can all mean the property of a substance which makes it perceptible to the gustatory sense. Taste not only is the most inclusive of these terms but it gives no suggestion of a specific character or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • taste — [tāst] vt. tasted, tasting [ME tasten < OFr taster, to handle, touch, taste < VL * tastare, prob. < * taxitare, freq. of L taxare, to feel, touch sharply, judge of, freq. of tangere: see TACT] 1. Obs. to test by touching 2. to test the… …   English World dictionary

  • taste´less|ness — taste|less «TAYST lihs», adjective. 1. without taste; flavorless; insipid: »Hot food is tasteless and unpleasant when it is allowed to get cold. SYNONYM(S): flat, vapid. 2. Figurative. uninspiring; dull. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • taste´less|ly — taste|less «TAYST lihs», adjective. 1. without taste; flavorless; insipid: »Hot food is tasteless and unpleasant when it is allowed to get cold. SYNONYM(S): flat, vapid. 2. Figurative. uninspiring; dull. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • taste|less — «TAYST lihs», adjective. 1. without taste; flavorless; insipid: »Hot food is tasteless and unpleasant when it is allowed to get cold. SYNONYM(S): flat, vapid. 2. Figurative. uninspiring; dull. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • taste bud — ► NOUN ▪ any of the clusters of nerve endings on the tongue and in the lining of the mouth which provide the sense of taste …   English terms dictionary

  • Sense — Senses are the physiological methods of perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields, most notably neuroscience, cognitive psychology (or cognitive science), and… …   Wikipedia


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