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prae-gusto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.
I. To taste beforehand (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “cibos,Ov. Am. 1, 4, 33; Plin. 21, 3, 9, § 12: “pocula,Juv. 6, 633: “potum regis,Just. 12, 14: “caro bestiis praegustata,Vulg. Exod. 22, 31.—
II. In gen., to take, eat, or drink beforehand: “medicamina, for antidota,Juv. 6, 660.
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