[ sen-seyt ]
/ ˈsɛn seɪt /


perceiving or perceived through the senses.

Origin of sensate

From the Late Latin word sēnsātus, dating back to 1490–1500. See sense, -ate1

Related forms

sen·sate·ly, adverbnon·sen·sate, adjectiveun·sen·sate, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sensate


/ (ˈsɛnseɪt) /


perceived by the senses
obsolete having the power of sensation

Derived Forms

sensately, adverb

Word Origin for sensate

C16: from Late Latin sensātus endowed with sense, from Latin sensus sense
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Medicine definitions for sensate


[ sĕnsāt′ ]


Perceived by a sense or the senses.
Having physical sensation.
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