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sensualism

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noun sen·su·al·ism \ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wə-ˌli-zəm, ˈsen-shə-ˌli-\

Definition of sensualism

  1. :  persistent or excessive pursuit of sensual pleasures and interests

sensualist play \-list\ noun
sensualistic play \ˌsen(t)-sh(ə-)wə-ˈlis-tik, ˌsen-shə-ˈlis-\ adjective


1813

First Known Use of sensualism

1813


Medical Dictionary

sensualism

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noun sen·su·al·ism \ˈsench-(ə-)wə-ˌliz-əm, ˈsen-shə-ˌliz-\

Medical Definition of sensualism

  1. :  persistent or excessive pursuit of sensual pleasures and interests

sensualist \-ləst\play noun



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