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synaesthesia

[ sin-is-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌsɪn ɪsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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syn·aes·thet·ic [sin-is-thet-ik], /ˌsɪn ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for synaesthesia

synaesthesia

US synesthesia

/ (ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

physiol a sensation experienced in a part of the body other than the part stimulated
psychol the subjective sensation of a sense other than the one being stimulated. For example, a sound may evoke sensations of colour
synaesthetic or US synesthetic (ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
from New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia, from Greek aisthēsis sensation
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