Definition of sensate in English:



  • Perceiving or perceived by the senses.

    ‘the sensate world’
    • ‘We live in a world where we are bombarded with information and sensate 'noise'.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In ancient times, death in the Golden Age was always incorporated into life as a sensate pleasure, followed immediately by an improved condition.’
    • ‘Postmodern art's initial penchant toward video and television has created a marked backlash preoccupation with physical immediacy and in-your-face sensate experiences.’
    • ‘Some of the most beautiful, graceful, and artistic performances are the result of this drive for physical, sensate expression.’
    • ‘Animals appeal to our sensate selves with their tactile features and wild demeanors.’
    • ‘For me, the benefits are intellectual, emotional and sensate; I'd like others to experience the pleasures that a theoretical appreciation of cinema offers.’
    • ‘Deep partial-thickness burns that are sensate but do not blanch well are usually treated with topical antibiotics.’
    • ‘Today's youth clearly live in a more affluent, sensate society than that of their grandfathers, indeed even of their fathers.’
    • ‘The robot I'm working on will be two-armed, mobile, sensate, and articulate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is really a form of art which has a lot of bodily and sensate involvement.’
    • ‘According to Sorokin, the sensate society that we know today is moving towards inevitable collapse and this is connected with the successes of science and materialism.’
    • ‘During earlier periods in the history of film theory, there had been various attempts to understand the meaningful relation between cinema and our sensate bodies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Patricia wants to highlight the idea that being sensate is not a uniquely human experience.’
    • ‘This resembles the deadening of the emotions paradoxically required for the exquisitely heightened sensate perception in the Marquis de Sade's novels.’
    • ‘In San Diego, the Navy is building a "sensate liner" - an intelligent set of long johns woven from conductive polymers that would tell medics what was wrong with a wounded soldier and how soon they should get there.’
    • ‘Because the campus is punctuated by a series of natural and man-made lakes, streams and fountains, water plays an important sensate role in the psyche of the community.’
    • ‘Her style is spare and simple, matching her Zen-like attention to present-consciousness, sensate learning, and spiritual connection.’


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