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sensationnoun

uk   /senˈseɪ.ʃən/ us   /senˈseɪ.ʃən/
  • sensation noun (FEELING)

B2 [C or U] the ability to feel something physically, especially by touching, or a physical feeling that results from this ability: a burning sensation I had no sensation of pain whatsoever. The disease causes a loss of sensation in the fingers.
B2 [C usually singular] a general feeling caused by something that happens to you, especially a feeling that you cannot describe exactly: [+ (that)] I had the odd sensation (that) someone was following me. I can remember the first time I went sailing - it was a wonderful sensation.

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(Definition of sensation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sensationnoun

us   /senˈseɪ·ʃən, sən-/
  • 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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