sensation


sen·sa·tion

noun \sen-ˈsā-shən, sən-\

Definition of SENSATION

1
a : a mental process (as seeing, hearing, or smelling) due to immediate bodily stimulation often as distinguished from awareness of the process—compare perception b : awareness (as of heat or pain) due to stimulation of a sense organ c : a state of consciousness of a kind usually due to physical objects or internal bodily changes <a burning sensation in his chest>
2
: something (as a physical object, sense-datum, pain, or afterimage) that causes or is the object of sensation

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