[ UK /sɛnsˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /sɛnˈseɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. a state of widespread public excitement and interest
    the news caused a sensation
  2. an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    a sensation of touch
  3. 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
  4. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  5. a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest
    anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear
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How To Use sensation In A Sentence

  • 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.’
  • He picks up sensations, like electrical charges, from the hard inner walls that contain him.
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