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sen·sa·tion

sensation

 
 
pronunciation:
sen seI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a condition of being aware of something or feeling something by means of one of the senses.
She felt a sensation of cold when the door opened.
definition 2: the function of the senses.
He had almost no sensation in his right hand.
synonyms:
feeling, perception, sense
definition 3: a feeling of great interest or excitement.
The news caused a sensation in my neighborhood.
synonyms:
stir
definition 4: the cause of such excitement.
The new song was a sensation.
synonyms:
excitement, marvel
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The word sensation contains the following part:
sens, sent1 Latin root that means to feel, to perceive