Definition of sensation
- a sensation of hunger
- a sensation of buoyancy
- their elopement caused a sensation
- the show was the musical sensation of the season
- the rookie hitting sensation of the American League
I experienced a stinging sensation in my arm.
She felt a burning sensation in her throat.
She craved new experiences and sensations.
She had the strange sensation that someone was watching her.
I couldn't quite shake the sensation that I'd been fooled.
Her injury left her with no sensation in her legs.
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: a particular feeling or effect that your body experiences
: a particular feeling or experience that may not have a real cause
: the ability to feel things through your physical senses
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