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Meaning of “sensation” in the English Dictionary

"sensation" in British English

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sensationnoun

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

B2 [C or U] the ​ability to ​feel something ​physically, ​especially by ​touching, or a ​physicalfeeling that ​results from this ​ability: a ​burning sensation I had no sensation ofpainwhatsoever. The ​diseasecauses a ​loss of sensation in the ​fingers.B2 [C usually singular] a ​generalfeelingcaused by something that ​happens to you, ​especially a ​feeling that you cannot ​describeexactly: [+ (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 ​yourbody 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 ​yourbody doesn’t have a lot of sensation.
  • sensation noun (EXCITEMENT)

[C] greatexcitement or ​interest, or someone or something that ​causesexcitement: His first ​recordings caused a sensation and ​becameclassics of ​rock.
(Definition of sensation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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