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English definition of “sensation”

sensation

noun  /senˈseɪ·ʃən, sən-/ us  

sensation noun (FEELING)

[C/U] a feeling in your body resulting from something that happens or is done to it, or the ability to feel as the result of touch: [C] He felt a sinking sensation in the pit of his stomach. [U] This part of your body doesn’t have a lot of sensation.

sensation noun (EXCITEMENT)

[C] great excitement or interest, or someone or something that causes excitement: His first recordings caused a sensation and became classics of rock.
(Definition of sensation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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