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esthesia

or aes·the·sia

[ es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun

capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity.

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Origin of esthesia

1875–80; <Greek aísthēs(is) (see esthesis) + -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for esthesia

esthesia
/ (iːsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

a US spelling of aesthesia
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Medical definitions for esthesia

esthesia
[ ĕs-thēzhə ]

n.

Variant ofaesthesia
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