[ UK /sɛnsˈeɪʃən/ ]
[ US /sɛnˈseɪʃən/ ]
[ US /sɛnˈseɪʃən/ ]
a state of widespread public excitement and interest
the news caused a sensation
an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
a sensation of touch
the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing
- someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest
anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear
How To Use sensation In A Sentence
- Immersed in her ample lap, her adoring voice broadcasting stereophonically through her bosoms, I absorbed the sensationalistic stories and lush illustrations of baby Moses in his basket, later parting the very Red Sea. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
- The nerves that carry the pain impulse also transmit touch and temperature sensations. Times, Sunday Times
- Sensation - seeking newspapers tried to cash in on her misery.
- It was the most curious sensation to know she was about to die, and not care.
- Our reaction to a tickling sensation may have arisen from a defence against creepy-crawlies. Times, Sunday Times
- Each has some sensational skiing and boarding, and can easily be reached from an Alpine airport.
- Paul Williams is a master of talking horseshit, but even a guffer like him finds it hard to fill pages every week with shite sensationalism about the Irish criminal underworld. Irish Blogs
- In the split second that their gazes locked, that same prickly sensation consumed his mind as if the blood flow to his brain had suddenly been cut off.
- Whatever the fate of sense-datum theories might be as general theories of exteroception, their appeal as a model for understanding pains and other intransitive bodily sensations is very strong. Pain
- Also well known is hydrophobia, literally ‘fear of water ‘, as a name for rabies, which sometimes appears to cause such a sensation in sufferers because it makes the throat swell and so it becomes difficult for the victim to swallow.’