gustatory sensation


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Related to gustatory sensation: olfactory sensation, tactile sensation, kinesthetic sensation
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Noun1.gustatory sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulusgustatory sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
sapidity, savor, savour, smack, flavor, flavour, nip, relish, tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
sugariness, sweetness, sweet - the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sourness, tartness, sour - the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
bitter, bitterness - the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
salinity, saltiness, salt - the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
astringence, astringency - a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
finish - (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"
flatness - a deficiency in flavor; "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"
mellowness - a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
References in classic literature ?
He was the food, and the sight of him excited in her the gustatory sensations.
But for the fact that the white-gods were there below and were certain to be back at any moment, not many moments would Jerry have held the deck, for every lessened mile between the return boys and Malaita contributed a rising of their spirits, and under the imminence of their old-time independence, Lerumie, as an instance of many of them, with strong gustatory sensations and a positive drooling at the mouth, regarded Jerry in terms of food and vengeance that were identical.
The poems are lyrical and create a gustatory sensation like syrup.