Physiology. the faculty of perception of stimuli.
a general feeling not directly attributable to any given stimulus, as discomfort, anxiety, or doubt.
a mental feeling, especially a state of excited feeling.
a state of excited feeling or interest caused among a number of persons or throughout a community, as by some rumor or occurrence.
a cause of such feeling or interest: The new Brazilian movie was the sensation of the film festival.
- sen·sa·tion·less, adjective
- non·sen·sa·tion, noun
- re·sen·sa·tion, noun
- sub·sen·sa·tion, noun
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How to use sensation in a sentence
It was a habit that had taken a mental toll on him by the time he became a global sensation with the weight of his brand and a company of dancers standing on his shoulders.‘Ailey’ Gives Audiences A Glimpse Of the Renowned Choreographer Who Infused Memory Into Movement | Brande Victorian | February 1, 2021 | Essence.com
Bourne suggests writing down the events and thoughts that lead up to sensations of panic.How to keep your anxiety from spiraling out of control | Sara Chodosh | January 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
Just take life as it comes and enjoy the sensations of life as cats too.Everything is awful. Here’s a Q&A with a philosopher about why cats rule. | Sean Illing | January 15, 2021 | Vox
Created by television producer Craig Gilbert, “An American Family” was a sensation when it aired over 12 one-hour installments in 1973.Pat Loud, early reality TV star as matriarch on ‘An American Family,’ dies at 94 | Emily Langer | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
For a small group of people, sensations entangle themselves in baffling ways.
“The sensation these objects presented receded as their cost increased,” notes Rabinowitz.
Is there a more dreadful sensation than that of your stomach wringing itself out like a washcloth?
After failing to reach their targeted goal on crowdfunding sites, the café became a media sensation following a piece on Buzzfeed.
Q: What was your sensation when they were pouring water... what did you physically feel?The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built | Michael Daly | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The lure and addiction of gaming—which went back to pinball, of course—became a sensation with Asteroids.
The sensation she had communicated to him then she communicated again, this time perhaps more strongly.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He brings out all their power, brilliancy and careering wildness, and makes the greatest sensation of them.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
It would make a sensation, he thought; there was more than one generally accepted theory he had challenged or contradicted in it.Uncanny Tales | Various
He soon experienced an unwonted sense of fatigue, then a drowsy sensation came over him.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Perhaps, like father, I am a snob at heart and liked the sensation of a sort of artistic alliance with the British aristocracy.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for sensation
the power of perceiving through the senses
a physical condition or experience resulting from the stimulation of one of the sense organs: a sensation of warmth
a general feeling or awareness: a sensation of fear
a state of widespread public excitement: his announcement caused a sensation
anything that causes such a state: your speech was a sensation
- sensationless, adjective
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