sensation (plural sensations)
- A physical feeling or perception from something that comes into contact with the body; something sensed.
1921, Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Mind:
- Confining ourselves, for the moment, to sensations, we find that there are different degrees of publicity attaching to different sorts of sensations. If you feel a toothache when the other people in the room do not, you are in no way surprised; but if you hear a clap of thunder when they do not, you begin to be alarmed as to your mental condition.
- A widespread reaction of interest or excitement.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, The Tremarn Case:
- “Two or three months more went by ; the public were eagerly awaiting the arrival of this semi-exotic claimant to an English peerage, and sensations, surpassing those of the Tichbourne case, were looked forward to with palpitating interest. […]”
- sensation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- sensation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- sensation at OneLook Dictionary Search
sensation f (plural sensations)