coenesthesia

or ce·nes·the·sia

[ see-nuhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uhs- ]
/ ˌsi nəsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌsɛn əs- /

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.

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

Origin of coenesthesia

First recorded in 1880–85; coen(o)- + esthesia

Words nearby coenesthesia

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British Dictionary definitions for coenesthesia

coenesthesia

cenesthesia coenesthesis or cenesthesis (ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːsɪs)

/ (ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

psychol general awareness of one's own body

Derived forms of coenesthesia

coenesthetic or cenesthetic (ˌsiːnɪsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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