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1. Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation.
a. Penetrating, biting, or caustic: pungent satire.
b. To the point; sharp: pungent talks during which the major issues were confronted.
3. Pointed: a pungent leaf.
[Latin pungēns, pungent-, present participle of pungere, to sting; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||pungency - wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"|
|2.||pungency - a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"|
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