"sensed" in the verb sense
1. feel, sense
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
"He felt the wind"
"She felt an object brushing her arm"
"He felt his flesh crawl"
"She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
detect some circumstance or entity automatically
"This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"
"particle detectors sense ionization"
3. smell, smell out, sense
become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
"I sense his hostility"
"I smell trouble"
"smell out corruption"
"I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
"sensed" in the adjective sense
1. sensed, perceived
detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues
"the felt presence of an intruder"
"a sensed presence in the room raised goosebumps on her arms"
"a perceived threat"
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