Definitions of sensation

  1. a state of widespread public excitement and interest; " the news caused a sensation"
  2. An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object ( stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body.
  3. A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.
  4. A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.
  5. A state of feeling produced by the action of an outside force upon the body; a mental impression resulting from a bodily feeling; power to feel; as, anesthetics cause loss of sensation; state of excited feeling or interest, or its cause; as, a sensation was caused by the playing of the great violinist.
  6. Perception by the senses: feeling excited by external objects, by the state of the body, or by immaterial objects: a state of excited feeling: an unexpected or startling news item or other article in the newspapers: any surprising or shocking intelligence.
  7. Interest or excitement, or that which produces it.
  8. Perception by the senses; an impression on the mind or the brain by means of the senses; a feeling; a state of excited interest or feeling, or that which produces it.
  9. An impression made on the mind through any one of the senses; a state of interest or feeling excited or awakened in the mind by external objects, by the passions, by the internal condition of the body, or by the words of a speaker.
  10. SENSATIONAL.
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