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coenesthesia

or ce·nes·the·sia

[ see-nuhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uhs- ]

noun

, Psychology.
  1. 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.


coenesthesia

/ ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːsɪs; ˌsiːnɪsˈθɛtɪk; ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə /

noun

  1. psychol general awareness of one's own body


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Derived Forms

  • coenesthetic, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of coenesthesia1

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

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