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[sen-seyt] /ˈsɛn seɪt/
perceiving or perceived through the senses.
Origin of sensate
1490-1500; < Late Latin sēnsātus. See sense, -ate1
Related forms
sensately, adverb
nonsensate, adjective
unsensate, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sensate
  • He is serene, still sensate, hardly inconvenienced by his own demise.
  • Each of the three sites is first defined as sensate or insensate.
  • Review of fetal sensate development and implications for practice, especially for surgical procedures in the last trimester.
British Dictionary definitions for sensate


perceived by the senses
(obsolete) having the power of sensation
Derived Forms
sensately, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin sensātus endowed with sense, from Latin sensussense
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Word Origin and History for sensate

c.1500, from Late Latin sensatus "gifted with sense," from sensus (see sense (n.)). From 1937 in sociology. As a verb from 1650s.

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sensate in Medicine

sensate sen·sate (sěn'sāt') or sen·sat·ed (-sā'tĭd)

  1. Perceived by a sense or the senses.

  2. Having physical sensation.

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