One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having a strong, pleasant taste.
strong, full-bodied, flavourful, full-flavoured, flavoursome, full of flavour, richView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Stone Barns' animals oxygenate their muscles with all their ranging and grass-eating, and thereby develop more sapid meat.’
- ‘For example, Ida allowed water-deprived rats access for 15 min/day to a sapid solution on either 0, 8, or 16 consecutive days.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 (of talk or writing) pleasant or interesting.
tasty, appetizing, pleasant-tastingpleasant, acceptable, satisfactory, pleasing, agreeable, easy to take, to one's liking, pleasurable, niceView synonyms
- ‘We had all the preconditions for a long and sapid conversation.’
Early 17th century: from Latin sapidus, from sapere ‘to taste’.
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