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palatable

adjective
 
 
/ˈpælətəbl/ formal
FOOD If food or drink is palatable, it has a pleasant taste: a palatable local wineEdible and inedible
IDEA If an idea or plan is palatable, it is acceptable: They need to make the project more palatable to local people. →  Opposite unpalatable Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
Translations of “palatable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 味道, 美味的,可口的…
in Russian вкусный, приемлемый…
in Turkish lezzetli, tadı hoş, hoş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 味道, 美味的,可口的…
in Polish smaczny, strawny, do przyjęcia…
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