from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing or exciting sensation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing or exciting sensation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Giving rise to sensation: sensific; originating a sensory impulse: noting the initial point of a series of molecular movements which are ultimately perceived as a sensation.


Latin sensus ("sense") + -gen +‎ -ous. (Wiktionary)


  • For, starting with the assumption that all knowledge is the perception of relations, and finding themselves, like mere common-sense folks, very much disposed to call sensation knowledge, they at once gratify that disposition and save their consistency, by declaring that even the simplest act of sensation contains two terms and a relation -- the sensitive subject, the sensigenous object, and that masterful entity, the Ego.

    Hume (English Men of Letters Series)

  • A bell records no audible sign of having been rung five minutes ago, and the activity of a sensigenous cerebral particle might similarly leave no trace.

    Hume (English Men of Letters Series)


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