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Noun: sensation  sen'sey-shun
  1. An unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    "a sensation of touch";
    - esthesis [US], aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum
  2. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    - ace [informal], adept, champion, maven [US, informal], mavin [US, informal], virtuoso, genius, hotshot [informal], star, superstar, whiz [informal], whizz [informal], wizard [informal], wiz [informal], megastar [informal]
  3. A general feeling of excitement and heightened interest
    "anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"
  4. A state of widespread public excitement and interest
    "the news caused a sensation"
  5. The faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his sensations of smell and hearing";
    - sense, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty

Derived forms: sensations

Type of: excitation, excitement, expert, faculty, fervor [US], fervour [Brit, Cdn], inflammation, mental faculty, module, perception, stir

Encyclopedia: Sensation, Arkansas