or ce·nes·the·sia

[see-nuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uh s-]

noun Psychology.

the aggregate of impressions arising from organic sensations that forms the basis of one's awareness of body or bodily state, as the feeling of health, vigor, or lethargy.

Also coe·nes·the·sis, ce·nes·the·sis [see-nuh s-thee-sis, sen-uh s-] /ˌsi nəsˈθi sɪs, ˌsɛn əs-/.

Origin of coenesthesia

First recorded in 1880–85; coen(o)- + esthesia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for coenesthesia


cenesthesia coenesthesis or cenesthesis (ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːsɪs)


psychol general awareness of one's own body
Derived Formscoenesthetic or cenesthetic (ˌsiːnɪsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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