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  1. (obsolete) plural of æsthesia
    • 1883, Edwin Wooton, Mimosis Inquieta, in The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology (Spottiswoode and Co.), volume VIII, article IV, page 208:
      In its lowest aspect it is true that the mere physical irritability of certain structures requires to be satisfied, and provided this be done the passion subsides ; but, in its higher and truer sense, it is the desire of the man as such for the woman as such ; and the oft coincidence of the æsthesiæ in these cases leaves but little doubt that there is an interchange of nervous force.