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or es·the·sia  (ĕs-thē′zhə)
The ability to feel or perceive sensations.

[Back-formation from anesthesia.]


(iːsˈθiːzɪə) or


(Physiology) the normal ability to experience sensation, perception, or sensitivity
[C20: back formation from anaesthesia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aesthesia - mental responsiveness and awareness
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
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