|1.||the power of perceiving through the senses|
|2.||a physical condition or experience resulting from the stimulation of one of the sense organs: a sensation of warmth|
|3.||a general feeling or awareness: a sensation of fear|
|4.||a state of widespread public excitement: his announcement caused a sensation|
|5.||anything that causes such a state: your speech was a sensation|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin sensātiō, from Late Latin sensātus|
"The great object of life is sensation -- to feel that we exist, even though in pain. It is this 'craving void' which drives us to gaming -- to battle, to travel -- to intemperate, but keenly felt, pursuits of any description, whose principal attraction is the agitation inseparable from their accomplishment." [Lord Byron]
sensation sen·sa·tion (sěn-sā'shən)
A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition.
The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility.
An indefinite, generalized body feeling.