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sensation

sen·sa·tion

sensation

 
 
pronunciation:
sen seI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a perception by means of one of the sense organs.
I felt a sensation of cold and realized that frigid air was coming in through a crack in the window.
synonyms:
perception
definition 2: the function of the senses.
He had almost no sensation in his right hand.
synonyms:
feeling, perception, sense
definition 3: a generalized feeling with no readily identifiable cause.
She suddenly experienced a floating sensation.
synonyms:
feeling
definition 4: a state of intense public interest or excitement.
The scandal caused a sensation in the Washington.
synonyms:
stir
definition 5: the cause of such excitement.
The Beatles were a sensation in the early 1960s.
synonyms:
excitement, marvel
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The word sensation contains the following part:
sens, sent Latin root that means to feel, to perceive