aftertaste
noun Date: circa 1798 persistence of a sensation (as of flavor or an emotion) after the stimulating agent or experience has gone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Aftertaste — is the persistence of a sensation of flavor after the stimulating substance has passed out of contact with the sensory end organs for taste.dubious The term is particularly used in relation to unpleasant flavors.Both food and drink may have an… …   Wikipedia

  • Aftertaste — Aft er*taste , n. A taste which remains in the mouth after eating or drinking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aftertaste — ► NOUN ▪ a strong or unpleasant taste lingering in the mouth after eating or drinking …   English terms dictionary

  • aftertaste — [af′tərtāst΄] n. 1. a taste lingering in the mouth after eating, drinking, or smoking 2. the feeling remaining after an experience …   English World dictionary

  • aftertaste — n. 1) to leave an aftertaste 2) a nice, pleasant; unpleasant aftertaste (it left a pleasant aftertaste) * * * [ ɑːftəteɪst] pleasant unpleasant aftertaste (it left a pleasant aftertaste) a nice to leave an aftertaste …   Combinatory dictionary

  • aftertaste — UK [ˈɑːftə(r)ˌteɪst] / US [ˈæftərˌteɪst] noun [countable] Word forms aftertaste : singular aftertaste plural aftertastes a taste, usually one that is unpleasant, that remains in your mouth after you eat or drink something …   English dictionary

  • aftertaste — /af teuhr tayst , ahf /, n. 1. a taste remaining after the substance causing it is no longer in the mouth. 2. the remaining sensation following an unpleasant experience, incident, etc.: the aftertaste of a bad marriage. [1820 30; AFTER + TASTE] * …   Universalium

  • aftertaste — noun a) A taste of something that persists when it is no longer present. Many people think certain artificial sweeteners have an unpleasant aftertaste. b) The persistence of the taste of something no longer present …   Wiktionary

  • aftertaste — af|ter|taste [ˈa:ftəteıst US ˈæftər ] n [C usually singular] a taste that stays in your mouth after you have eaten or drunk something ▪ The wine leaves a strong aftertaste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aftertaste — [[t]ɑ͟ːftə(r)teɪst, æ̱f [/t]] also after taste N SING: usu with supp An aftertaste is a taste that remains in your mouth after you have finished eating or drinking something …   English dictionary

  • aftertaste — noun (countable usually singular) a taste that stays in your mouth after you have eaten or drunk something: The wine leaves a strong aftertaste …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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