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aftersensation

[af-ter-sen-sey-shuh n, ahf-] /ˈæf tər sɛnˌseɪ ʃən, ˈɑf-/
noun, Psychology
1.
an afterimage.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; after + sensation
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British Dictionary definitions for after sensation

aftersensation

/ˈɑːftəsɛnˌseɪʃən/
noun
1.
another word for afterimage
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after sensation in Medicine

aftersensation af·ter·sen·sa·tion (āf'tər-sěn-sā'shən)
n.
A sensory impression, such as an afterimage or aftertaste, that persists after the stimulus has ceased to act. Also called afterimpression.

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