- perceiving or perceived through the senses.
Origin of sensate
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Examples from the Web for sensate
Its long, funnel-shaped form dipped and lifted, trailing back and forth like some sensate thing.Winning the Wilderness
Margaret Hill McCarter
It is the declamation, when the model is alive or sensate; it is the tone, when the model is insensate.
- perceived by the senses
- obsolete having the power of sensation
C16: from Late Latin sensātus endowed with sense, from Latin sensus sense
Word Origin and History for sensate
c.1500, from Late Latin sensatus "gifted with sense," from sensus (see sense (n.)). From 1937 in sociology. As a verb from 1650s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Perceived by a sense or the senses.
- Having physical sensation.
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