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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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