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The senses and using the senses

acute

adjective

used for describing the senses and abilities of someone who notices things very quickly and easily

assail

verb

if a noise, smell, or sight assails you, you notice it immediately because it is very unpleasant or offensive

assault

verb

if a noise, smell, or sight assaults you, you notice it immediately because it is very unpleasant or offensive

distinguish

verb

to be able to hear, see, smell, or taste something clearly

keen

adjective

keen sight, hearing etc makes you very good at seeing things, hearing things etc

kinaesthetic

adjective

relating to the use of sense organs in your muscles and other body parts to feel the position and movements of your body

perceive

verb

to notice something using your senses (=your ability to see, hear, smell etc)

perception

noun

the ability to notice something by seeing, hearing, smelling etc

sensation

noun

a physical feeling

sense

noun

one of the natural abilities that most people have to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel things, known as the five senses

sense

verb

to know about something through a natural ability or feeling, without being told

sense organ

noun

a part of your body that you use to see, hear, smell, taste, or feel something

sensory

adjective

relating to the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch

sensuous

adjective

relating to or affecting your physical senses rather than your emotions or thoughts

sentient

adjective

capable of feeling things through physical senses

smell

noun

the ability to notice or recognize smells

smell

noun

an instance of smelling something

smell

verb

to notice or recognize the smell of something

acuteness

noun

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