sensate

adjective
sen·sate | \ˈsen-ˌsāt \

Definition of sensate 

1 : relating to or apprehending or apprehended through the senses

2 : preoccupied with things that can be experienced through a sense modality

Other Words from sensate

sensately adverb

First Known Use of sensate

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sensate

Middle English sensat, from Medieval Latin sensatus, from Late Latin, endowed with sense, from Latin sensus sense

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