savor

Whether it’s a feeling of joy or a piece of pecan pie — when you savor something, you enjoy it to the fullest.

When you savor something, you enjoy it so much that you want to make it last forever. With that in mind, savor carries a connotation of doing something slowly. If you savor that flourless chocolate tart, then you eat it slowly, bit by bit, deliberately picking every last crumb off the plate. The word is often applied to eating, but you can savor any pleasurable experience, whether it’s the winning touchdown or your moment in the spotlight.

Definitions of savor
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n the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

Synonyms:
flavor, flavour, nip, relish, sapidity, savour, smack, tang
Types:
lemon
a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
vanilla
a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
Type of:
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

v have flavor; taste of something

Synonyms:
savour, taste
Types:
smack, taste
have a distinctive or characteristic taste

v give taste to

Synonyms:
savour
Type of:
flavor, flavour, season
lend flavor to

v taste appreciatively

savor the soup”
Synonyms:
savour
Type of:
taste
perceive by the sense of taste

v derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

Synonyms:
bask, enjoy, relish, savour
Types:
feast one's eyes
look at with great enjoyment
devour
enjoy avidly

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