esthesia
n. [Gr. aisthetes, perceiver]
Sensibility; sense-perception.

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  • esthesia — [es thē′zhə, es thē′zhē ə, es thəē′zē ə] n. [ModL < Gr aisthēsis, perception, sense impression < aisthanesthai: see AESTHETIC] the ability to feel sensations …   English World dictionary

  • esthesia — /es thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity. Also, aesthesia. [1875 80; < Gk aísthes(is) (see ESTHESIS) + IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • esthesia — 1. SYN: perception. 2. SYN: sensitivity (2). [G. aisthesis, sensation] * * * es·the·sia or chiefly Brit aes·the·sia es thē zh(ē )ə n capacity for sensation and feeling: SENSIBILITY * * * es·the·sia (es theґzhə) [esthesi + ia] perception,… …   Medical dictionary

  • esthesia — n. feeling, sensibility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esthesia — es·the·sia …   English syllables

  • esthesia — es•the•sia [[t]ɛsˈθi ʒə, ʒi ə, zi ə[/t]] n. capacity for sensation or feeling • Etymology: 1875–80; < Gk aísthēs(is) sensation, perception + ia …   From formal English to slang

  • esthesia — /əsˈθiziə/ (say uhs theezeeuh), / ˈθiʒə/ (say theezhuh) noun → aesthesia …   Australian English dictionary

  • esthesia — noun mental responsiveness and awareness • Syn: ↑sensibility, ↑aesthesia • Ant: ↑insensibility (for: ↑sensibility) • Derivationally related forms: ↑sensible …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperesthesia — also hyperaesthesia noun Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + esthesia (as in anesthesia) Date: circa 1852 unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense • hyperesthetic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paresthesia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from para + esthesia (as in anesthesia) Date: circa 1860 a sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin that has no objective cause • paresthetic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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