foretaste

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fore- +‎ taste.

Noun[edit]

foretaste (plural foretastes)

  1. A taste beforehand; foresmack.
  2. A sample taken in anticipation; enjoyment taken in advance.

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Verb[edit]

foretaste (third-person singular simple present foretastes, present participle foretasting, simple past and past participle foretasted)

  1. (transitive) To taste beforehand.
  2. (transitive) To taste before possession; have previous experience of; enjoy by anticipation.
  3. (transitive) To taste before another.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise lost:
      [...] foretast'd fruit, Profan'd first by the serpent [...]

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