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aes·the·siaor es·the·sia (ĕs-thē′zhə)
The ability to feel or perceive sensations.
[Back-formation from anesthesia.]
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(Physiology) the normal ability to experience sensation, perception, or sensitivity
[C20: back formation from anaesthesia]
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|Noun||1.||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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