[ sen-sey-shuhn ]
/ sɛnˈseɪ ʃən /
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Origin of sensation

First recorded in 1605–15; from Medieval Latin sēnsātiōn- (stem of sēnsātiō ), equivalent to Late Latin sēnsāt(us) sensate + -iōn- -ion
2, 4. See sense.
sen·sa·tion·less, adjectivenon·sen·sa·tion, nounre·sen·sa·tion, nounsub·sen·sa·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sensation

/ (sɛnˈseɪʃən) /


the power of perceiving through the senses
a physical condition or experience resulting from the stimulation of one of the sense organsa sensation of warmth
a general feeling or awarenessa sensation of fear
a state of widespread public excitementhis announcement caused a sensation
anything that causes such a stateyour speech was a sensation
sensationless, adjective
C17: from Medieval Latin sensātiō, from Late Latin sensātus sensate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sensation

[ sĕn-sāshən ]


A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition.
The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility.
An indefinite, generalized body feeling.
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