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sensation

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1 an indefinite physical response to a stimulus
  • we felt just the smallest sensation of warmth when we leaned against the radiator

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2 a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time
  • the satirical video was a short-lived online sensation

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3 something extraordinary or surprising
  • the first clone was considered a sensation

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The first known use of sensation was in 1557

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“Sensation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sensation. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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