Learner's definition of SENSATION
1 [count] : a particular feeling or effect that your body experiences
I experienced a stinging/prickling/tingling sensation in my arm.
She felt a burning sensation in her throat.
a sensation of hunger
She craved new experiences and sensations.
2 [count] : a particular feeling or experience that may not have a real cause
I had a sensation of falling. [=I felt as if I were falling]
She had the strange sensation that someone was watching her.
I couldn't quite shake the sensation that I'd been fooled.
3 [noncount] : the ability to feel things through your physical senses
4 a : a lot of excitement and interest — usually singular b : someone or something that causes a lot of excitement and interest — usually singular