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zestnoun

uk   us   /zest/

zest noun (EXCITEMENT)

[S or U] enthusiasm, eagerness, energy, and interest: It's wonderful to see the children's zest for life. He approached every task with a boundless zest. The recording captures the zest of this live concert performance.

zest noun (FRUIT SKIN)

[U] the skin of an orange, lemon, or lime, used to add flavour to food: grated lemon zest
Translations of “zest”
in Vietnamese sự thích thú…
in Spanish entusiasmo…
in Thai ความสนุกสนาน…
in Malaysian perasaan ghairah…
in French entrain, enthousiasme…
in German der Genuß…
in Chinese (Traditional) 興奮, 狂熱, 熱情…
in Indonesian semangat…
in Russian пыл, энтузиазм, цедра…
in Turkish merak, tutku, heves…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兴奋, 狂热, 热情…
in Polish entuzjazm, radość, skórka…
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