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sa·vor / ˈsāvər/ (Brit. sa·vour) • v. 1. [tr.] taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely: gourmets will want to savor our game specialties. ∎ fig. enjoy or appreciate (something pleasant) completely, esp. by dwelling on it: I wanted to savor every moment.2. [intr.] (savor of) have a suggestion or trace of (something, esp. something bad): their genuflections savored of superstition and popery.• n. a characteristic taste, flavor, or smell, esp. a pleasant one: the subtle savor of wood smoke. ∎  a suggestion or trace, esp. of something bad.DERIVATIVES: sa·vor·less adj.