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Definition of flavour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

flavour

 verb
(especially US English flavor) verb
BrE BrE//ˈfleɪvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleɪvər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flavour
BrE BrE//ˈfleɪvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleɪvər//
 
he / she / it flavours
BrE BrE//ˈfleɪvəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleɪvərz//
 
past simple flavoured
BrE BrE//ˈfleɪvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleɪvərd//
 
past participle flavoured
BrE BrE//ˈfleɪvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleɪvərd//
 
-ing form flavouring
BrE BrE//ˈfleɪvərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleɪvərɪŋ//
 
Preparing food
 
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 flavour something (with something) to add something to food or drink to give it more flavour or a particular flavour See related entries: Preparing food Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘fragrance, aroma’): from Old French flaor, perhaps based on a blend of Latin flatus ‘blowing’ and foetor ‘stench’; the -v- appears to have been introduced in Middle English by association with savour. Senses (1 to 3) date from the late 17th cent.