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taste Tweet Definition of taste Like Definition of taste on Facebook
noun (countable) and (uncountable)
  1. One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals often confused and/or mixed somewhat with smelling. The primary sensations classified as taste are: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.
  2. (countable) and (uncountable): A person"s generic, implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc.
Dr. Parker has good in wine.
  1. (uncountable): a metaphorical usage to describe having a small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
w:Voltaire, Voltaire is quoted to have said "I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise".
w:Livy, Livy is quoted to have said "they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom"
verb (tast, ing)
  1. (transitive) To sample the flavor of something orally.
  2. (intransitive) To have a .
The chicken tasted great.
tear Tweet Definition of tear Like Definition of tear on Facebook
noun
  1. A hole or break caused by tearing.
A small is easy to mend, if it is on the seam.
verb (tears, tearing, tore, torn)
  1. (transitive) To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart, whether intentionally or not; to destroy or separate.
He tore his coat on the nail.
  1. (transitive) (followed by off or out) To remove by tearing.
Tear the coupon out of the newspaper.
  1. (intransitive) To become torn, especially accidentally.
My dress has torn.
  1. (intransitive) To move at excessive speed.
He went tearing down the hill at 90 miles per hour.
temperament Tweet Definition of temperament Like Definition of temperament on Facebook
noun
  1. a person's normal manner of thinking, behaving or reacting
  2. a tendency to become irritable or angry
  1. (music) the altering of certain intervals from their correct values in order to improve the moving from key to key
thermoregulation Tweet Definition of thermoregulation Like Definition of thermoregulation on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) The maintenance of a constant internal temperature of an organism independent of the temperature of the environment
theta rhythm Tweet Definition of theta rhythm Like Definition of theta rhythm on Facebook
noun
  1. type of electrical activity in the brain, brain waves with a frequency 4-8 hertz.
theta wave Tweet Definition of theta wave Like Definition of theta wave on Facebook
noun
  1. type of electrical activity in the brain, brain waves with a frequency 4-8 hertz.
thirst Tweet Definition of thirst Like Definition of thirst on Facebook
noun
  1. A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (as fear, excitement, etc.) which arrests the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane; hence, the condition producing this sensation.
  2. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; " usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold.
thirsty Tweet Definition of thirsty Like Definition of thirsty on Facebook
adjective (thirstier, thirstiest)
  1. Needing to drink
  2. A physical demand for satiation of basic needs
    • After all that work I am really
      1. Crave, craving for something
      2. A deeply felt need for psychological attainment
    • I am for knowledge.
    • After that horrible president left office, the nation was for change.
throb Tweet Definition of throb Like Definition of throb on Facebook
noun
  1. A beating, vibration or palpitation

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