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 Dictionary entry overview: What does somatic sensation mean? 

  The noun SOMATIC SENSATION has 1 sense:

1. the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

  Familiarity information: SOMATIC SENSATION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


somaesthesia; somatesthesia; somatic sensation; somesthesia

Context example:

he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes

Hypernyms ("somatic sensation" is a kind of...):

perception (the process of perceiving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "somatic sensation"):

feeling (a physical sensation that you experience)

prickling; tingle; tingling (a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles)

pressure; pressure sensation (the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin)

pain; pain sensation; painful sensation (a somatic sensation of acute discomfort)

temperature (the somatic sensation of cold or heat)

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