experience

[ ik-speer-ee-uhns ]
/ ɪkˈspɪər i əns /

noun

verb (used with object), ex·pe·ri·enced, ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.

to have experience of; meet with; undergo; feel: to experience nausea.
to learn by experience.

Idioms for experience

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

Origin of experience

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin experientia, equivalent to experient- (stem of experiēns, past participle of experīrī to try, test; see ex-1, peril) + -ia noun suffix; see -ence

SYNONYMS FOR experience

6 encounter, know, endure, suffer. Experience, undergo refer to encountering situations, conditions, etc., in life, or to having certain sensations or feelings. Experience implies being affected by what one meets with: to experience a change of heart, bitter disappointment. Undergo usually refers to the bearing or enduring of something hard, difficult, disagreeable, or dangerous: to undergo severe hardships, an operation.

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British Dictionary definitions for experiences

experience
/ (ɪkˈspɪərɪəns) /

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 experīrī to prove; related to Latin perīculum peril
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Medicine definitions for experiences

experience
[ ĭk-spîrē-əns ]

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•peri•ence v.
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