sen·​sate | \ ˈsen-ˌsāt How to pronounce sensate (audio) \

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

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Other Words from sensate

sensately adverb

Examples of sensate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show seems to organize itself around at least two themes: the sensate body and the rigors of geometry. Exemplifying the former are three works by the venerable Barbara Hammer, a pioneer in representing lesbian sensuality, who died this year. Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, "For these 20 women artists, ‘Rapunzel’ and ‘Dyketactics’ are just the beginning," 16 Aug. 2019

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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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“Sensate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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