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noun [uncountable] zest pronunciation in British English /zest/
  1. 1
    great enthusiasm or interest

    He never lost his zest for life.

    1. a.
      an exciting and lively quality

      The fear he had felt then now seemed to add a little zest to the story he was telling.

  2. 2
    the skin of an orange, lemon, or lime when it is used in cooking

    Add the finely grated zest of one lemon.

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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