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verb [transitive] experience pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspɪəriəns/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexperiencing
past tenseexperienced
past participleexperienced
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  1. 1
    if you experience a problem or a situation, you have that problem or are in that situation
    the discrimination experienced by older people
    experience difficulty/problems: The publishing industry is experiencing the same problems at the moment.
    experience something at first hand (=experience something directly, rather than hearing about it): At the Chans’ house I experienced Chinese hospitality at 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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