pungence

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pungēns, present participle of pungō (to sting).

NounEdit

pungence (uncountable)

  1. The quality of odor/odour that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.
    The pungence of the garlic made my eyes water.

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Last modified on 29 January 2014, at 04:02