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synesthesia

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noun syn·es·the·sia \ˌsi-nəs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of synesthesia

  1. 1 :  a concomitant sensation; especially :  a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated

  2. 2 :  the condition marked by the experience of such sensations

syn·es·thet·ic play \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective


Origin of synesthesia

New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)


First Known Use: circa 1891


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synesthesia

noun syn·es·the·sia

Medical Definition of synesthesia

  1. :  a concomitant sensation and especially a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated; also :  the condition marked by the experience of such sensations

  2. syn·es·thet·ic or chiefly British syn·aes·thet·ic \-ˈthet-ik\play adjective



Variants of synesthesia

or chiefly British syn·aes·the·sia \ˌsin-əs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\play

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