perceiving or perceived through the senses.

Origin of sensate

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



perceived by the senses
obsolete having the power of sensation
Derived Formssensately, adverb

Word Origin for sensate

C16: from Late Latin sensātus endowed with sense, from Latin sensus sense
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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.

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Medicine definitions for sensate




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