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[ek-struh-sen-suh-ree] /ˌɛk strəˈsɛn sə ri/
outside one's normal sense perception.
Also, parasensory.
Origin of extrasensory
First recorded in 1930-35; extra- + sensory Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for extrasensory
Historical Examples
  • I do have extrasensory powers, but they'll need some development.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • The meeting of our minds takes place on the plane of the "extrasensory."

    The Brain Alexander Blade
  • extrasensory perception can't replace sight, any more than sight can replace hearing.

    Psichopath Gordon Randall Garrett
  • You'll have to coin a new term, because the only one I know is extrasensory perception, and that's obviously ridiculous.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
  • It happens that extrasensory perception means as much to me as history does to you.

    The Edge of the Knife Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for extrasensory


of or relating to extrasensory perception
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for extrasensory

also extra-sensory, 1934, coined as part of extra-sensory perception in J.B. Rhine's work, from extra- + sensory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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extrasensory in Medicine

extrasensory ex·tra·sen·so·ry (ěk'strə-sěn'sə-rē)
Being outside the normal range or bounds of the senses.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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