sensation - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a physical feeling

    a tingling sensation

    sensation of:

    a sensation of nausea

    1. a.
      a feeling, especially a strange one, caused by a particular experience

      He had the uncomfortable sensation that he was being watched.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to feel something, especially by touching it

    When she awoke she had lost all sensation in both of her legs.

  3. 3
    [singular] an event that causes a lot of excitement and interest

    The show caused a sensation when it was first performed.