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Increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, especially touch. US hyperesthesia. Also called superaesthesia or superesthesia. See also Heimdallr sensitivity, thigmohyperaesthesia, transliminality. hyperaesthesic, hyperesthesic, or hyperesthetic adj. [From Greek hyper over + aisthesis sensation, from aisthanesthai to feel + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

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