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(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light) adaptation
one who lacks common sense airhead
absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness analgesia
smell, loss of the sense of anosmia
absence of the sense of smell (as by damage to olfactory nasal tissue or the olfactory nerve or by obstruction of the nasal passages) anosmia
ironic use of word in unusual sense antiphrasis
use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony) antiphrasis
break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line caesura
sixth sense clairvoyance , ESP
food that is simply prepared and gives a sense of wellbeing; typically food with a high sugar or carbohydrate content that is associated with childhood or with home cooking comfort food
conformity to one's own sense of right conduct conscience
natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch cutis , skin , tegument
metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake') dead metaphor , frozen metaphor
mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity depression
direction, having lost a sense of disoriented
disorder in the sense of touch dysaphia
impairment of the sense of smell dysomia
disorder in the sense of smell dysosmia , olfactory impairment , parosamia
sense organ for hearing and equilibrium ear
language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense figure , figure of speech , image , trope
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