Definition of sensate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnseɪt/
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnsət/


Perceiving or perceived by the senses: you are immersed in an illusionary, yet sensate, world
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  • This resembles the deadening of the emotions paradoxically required for the exquisitely heightened sensate perception in the Marquis de Sade's novels.
  • For me, the benefits are intellectual, emotional and sensate; I'd like others to experience the pleasures that a theoretical appreciation of cinema offers.
  • The real debate is between those who want to enjoy the fruits of prosperity and those who want an austere existence free from sensate temptation of any kind.


Mid 17th century: from late Latin sensatus 'having senses', from sensus (see sense).

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