Adjective "sensate" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Perceiving or perceived by the senses.
  1. 'We live in a world where we are bombarded with information and sensate 'noise'.'
  2. 'This is really a form of art which has a lot of bodily and sensate involvement.'
  3. 'Patricia wants to highlight the idea that being sensate is not a uniquely human experience.'
  4. 'Focusing, respectively, as their titles suggest, on beauty and the immediacy of sensate experience, they deliberately skirted the social consciousness which was so prominently on display in Lyon.'
  5. 'Some of the most beautiful, graceful, and artistic performances are the result of this drive for physical, sensate expression.'
  6. 'Postmodern art's initial penchant toward video and television has created a marked backlash preoccupation with physical immediacy and in-your-face sensate experiences.'
  7. '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.'
  8. 'For me, the benefits are intellectual, emotional and sensate; I'd like others to experience the pleasures that a theoretical appreciation of cinema offers.'
  9. 'Today's youth clearly live in a more affluent, sensate society than that of their grandfathers, indeed even of their fathers.'
  10. 'A structured process then ensues that involves discretely identifying cognitive, emotive and sensate aspects of the problem, in the light of the patient's experience.'


1. perceiving or perceived through the senses.

More examples(as adjective)

"thinkings can be sensate."

"lives can be sensate."


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