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experience

[ ik-speer-ee-uhns ]
/ 瑟k藞sp瑟蓹r i 蓹ns /
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noun
verb (used with object), ex路pe路ri路enced, ex路pe路ri路enc路ing.
to have experience of; meet with; undergo; feel: to experience nausea.
to learn by experience.
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Idioms about experience

    experience religion, to undergo a spiritual conversion by which one gains or regains faith in God.

Origin of experience

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English, Middle French, from Latin experientia, equivalent to experient- (stem of experi膿ns, past participle of exper墨r墨 鈥渢o try, test鈥; see ex-1, peril) + -ia noun suffix; see -ence

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To experience something is to meet with it or feel it firsthand. How is experience different from undergo? Find out on Thesaurus.com.聽

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British Dictionary definitions for experience

experience
/ (瑟k藞sp瑟蓹r瑟蓹ns) /

noun
verb (tr)
to participate in or undergo
to be emotionally or aesthetically moved by; feelto experience beauty

Derived forms of experience

experienceable, adjective

Word Origin for experience

C14: from Latin experientia, from exper墨r墨 to prove; related to Latin per墨culum peril
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for experience

experience
[ 沫k-sp卯r膿-蓹ns ]

n.
The feeling of emotions and sensations as opposed to thinking; involvement in what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.

Other words from experience

ex鈥eri鈥nce v.
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