The Weird and Wonderful World of Sensation





MOVEMENT

Shaky
Trembling
Throbbing
Shivering
Queasy
Wobbly
Dizzy
Spacey
Breathless
Pounding
Flow
Balanced

ELECTRIC

Tingling
Twitchy
Burning
Radiating
Buzzing
Itching
Prickly
Hair standing on end
Goosebumps
Current 
Magnetism

TENDER

Tenderness
Sensitive
Tight
Sore
Achy
Melting
Bruised
Permeable
Transparent

LUMINOUS
Glowing
Silvery
Shimmering
Iridescent
YUCKKY

Congested
Thick
Blocked
Heavy
Choked
Numb
Dark
Nauseous

TENSE

Tightness
Clenched
Knotted
Pain
Blocked
Frozen
Contracted
Constricted
Numb
Restless

RELEASING

Unwinding
Pain
Relief

RELAXED

Melting
Softening
Flow restored
Draining
Open
Light
Heavy
Expanded
Sinking
Floating
Fluid
Spacious
Warmth
Coolness


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Word Origin & History

sensation
1615, "a reaction to external stimulation of the sense organs," from M.L. sensationem (nom. sensatio), from L.L. sensatus "endowed with sense, sensible," from L. sensus "feeling" (see sense). Meaning "state of shock, surprise, in a community" first recorded 1779.


sen·sa·tion   [sen-sey-shuhn] Show IPA
noun
1. the operation or function of the senses; perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses.
2. a mental condition or physical feeling resulting from stimulation of a sense organ or from internal bodily change, as cold or pain.
3. Physiology . the faculty of perception of stimuli.
4. a general feeling not directly attributable to any given stimulus, as discomfort, anxiety, or doubt.
5. a mental feeling, especially a state of excited feeling.


World English Dictionary
power of perceiving through the senses
physical condition or experience resulting from the stimulation of one of the sense organs: a sensation of warmth
general feeling or awareness: a sensation of fear
of widespread public excitement: his announcement caused a sensation
that causes such a state: your speech was a sensation
sensation  (sɛnˈseɪʃən)
 
n

1.

the

2.

a

3.

a

4.

a state

5.

anything

 
[C17: from Medieval Latin sensātiō,  from Late Latin sensātus sensate ]
 
sen'sationless
 
adj

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