sensation

noun
1 feeling
ADJECTIVE
bodily, physical, tactile
delicious, pleasant, pleasurable, wonderful
painful, unpleasant
intense, overwhelming, strong
curious (esp. BrE), eerie, odd, peculiar, strange, weird

I had a strange sensation in my leg.

familiar
burning, choking, prickling, stinging, tingling
cold
hot, warm
sinking

She felt a sinking sensation in the pit of her stomach.

pain, taste

For a special taste sensation, try our gourmet coffee.

VERB + SENSATION
experience, feel, have

He felt a tingling sensation down his side.

I had the eerie sensation that I was not alone.

She had no sensation in her hands.

lose
produce
enjoy

Most people enjoy the sensation of eating.

describe

Rossi described the sensation of plunging downhill at 130 mph.

SENSATION + VERB
come back
come over sb, fill sth, spread

A strange sensation came over her.

A warm tingling sensation spread to her fingers.

A wonderful sensation filled his body.

overwhelm

He was overwhelmed by a sensation of fear.

PREPOSITION
sensation in

Lisa felt a burning sensation in her eyes.

sensation of

the sensation of sand between your toes

the sensation of being watched

2 great excitement, etc.; person that causes this
ADJECTIVE
great
overnight
international
literary, media, pop (esp. BrE), singing, tennis, etc.

The series became a media sensation in the early 1950s.

The young singer is hoping to become America's newest media sensation.

rookie (AmE), teen, teenage (esp. BrE)

Golf's latest teen sensation is 14-year-old Michael Woo.

Teenage boxing sensation Amir Khan returned to Britain a hero.

VERB + SENSATION
cause, create

The movie caused a sensation among critics.

become

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(without perception or a reference to any object that causes the feeling), , / ,


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