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verb [transitive] experience pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈspɪriəns/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexperiencing
past tenseexperienced
past participleexperienced
  1. 1
    if you experience a problem or a situation, you have that problem or are in that situation
    experience difficulty/problems:

    The publishing industry is experiencing the same problems at the moment.

    experience something first hand (=experience something directly, instead of hearing about it):

    At the Chans’ house I experienced Chinese hospitality first hand.

  2. 2
    to feel an emotion or a physical feeling

    Are you experiencing any pain?

    It was the most wonderful feeling she had ever experienced.



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