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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sen·su·al /ˈsɛn(t)ʃ(ə)wəl, ʃəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sen·su·al /ˈsɛnʧ(ə)wəl, ˈsɛnʃəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sen·su·al a.
 1. Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.
    Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies.   --Bacon.
 Far as creation's ample range extends,
 The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends.   --Pope.
 2. Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.
    These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.   --Jude 19.
    The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . . that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most divine.   --Hooker.
 3. Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.
    No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity.   --Atterbury.
 4. Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of the appetites and passions of the body; "animal
             instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a
             sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual
             pleasure without vice" [syn: animal(a), carnal, fleshly]
      2: sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a
         sultry look"; "a sultry dance" [syn: sultry]