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degustar (Verb) to taste, "to try"
Very late 15th cent. From Latin de-, a prefix normally meaning "away from" but used here as an intensifier, and gustare "to taste." See de- and gustar respectively.
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Romance
Portuguese degustar, Galician degustar, Catalan degustar, French déguster, Italian degustare