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c.1500, from Late Latin sensatus "gifted with sense," from sensus (see sense (n.)). From 1937 in sociology. As a verb from 1650s.
sensate sen·sate (sěn'sāt') or sen·sat·ed (-sā'tĭd)adj.
Perceived by a sense or the senses.
Having physical sensation.