Saporific - #510


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Feb 12 2019 16

Today’s word of the day is saporific, S-A-P-O-R-I-F-I-C. Saporific is an adjective that means having the power to produce the sensation of taste.


Sapor (SAP or) is the Latin word for ‘taste,’ while facare (fas SARE ay) gives us ‘make.’ Together we get soporific, which simply refers to the ability to create taste. A broad term, saporific doesn’t necessarily refer to something that tastes good. 


At first, the rice tasted pretty bland. It didn’t become truly saporific until we added paprika.


Once again, soporific is spelled S-A-P-O-R-I-F-I-C.