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savor

sa·vor

savor

 
 
pronunciation:
seI vr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the taste or smell of something, or a particular taste or smell.
The sauce has a slight savor of roasted garlic.The savor of baked bread filled the air.
synonyms:
flavor, odor
similar words:
relish, smell, tang
definition 2: a distinctive or singular quality.
Her remark had the savor of a slight.
synonyms:
flavor
similar words:
odor, relish, smack, smell, spice, tang, taste, zest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: savored, savoring, savors
definition 1: to have a particular taste or smell; have savor.
The delicious soup savored of fresh basil.
similar words:
smack, smell, taste
definition 2: to give an impression; hint (usu. fol. by of).
His brusque manner savors at times of disrespect.
similar words:
hint, smack, smell
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to enjoy the taste or smell of.
He savored every bite of the pie.
synonyms:
relish
similar words:
enjoy, like, taste
definition 2: to imbue with a taste or smell; season or flavor.
The lasagna was savored with onion and oregano.
synonyms:
flavor, relish, season
similar words:
aromatize, spice
derivations: savorless (adj.), savoringly (adv.)