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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.’
- ‘Visit Cognac, and degust with moderation please!’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We will degust the food made of swallow nest.’
Early 17th century: from Latin degustare, from de- ‘completely’ + gustare ‘to taste’.
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