The Word is:”feel”

feel

/fiːl/
verb
verb: feel; 3rd person present: feels; past tense: felt; past participle: felt; gerund or present participle: feeling
1.be aware of (a person or object) through touching or being touched.

“she felt someone touch her shoulder”
synonyms: perceive, sense, detect, discern, make out, notice, observe, identify; More
be aware of (something happening) through physical sensation.
“she felt the ground give way beneath her”
examine or search by touch.
“he touched her head and felt her hair”
synonyms: touch, stroke, caress, fondle, finger, thumb, handle, manipulate, fiddle with, play with, toy with, maul; More
be capable of sensation.
“the dead cannot feel”
give a sensation of a particular physical quality when touched.
“the wool feels soft”
synonyms: seem, appear, strike one as
“the air feels damp”
informal
investigate something cautiously.
“they want to feel out the situation”
informal
fondle someone surreptitiously and without their consent, for one’s own sexual stimulation.

2.experience (an emotion or sensation).

“I felt a sense of excitement”
synonyms: experience, undergo, go through, bear, endure, suffer, be forced to contend with; More
consider oneself to be in a particular state or exhibiting particular qualities.
“he doesn’t feel obliged to visit every weekend”
have the strength and energy to do or deal with.
“after the accident she didn’t feel up to driving”
be healthy and well.
“Ruth was not quite feeling herself”
be strongly affected by.
“he didn’t feel the loss of his mother so keenly”
have compassion for.
“poor woman—I do feel for her”
synonyms: sympathize with, be sorry for, pity, feel pity for, feel sympathy for, feel compassion for, empathize with, identify with, be moved by, weep for, grieve for, sorrow for;

noun
noun: feel; plural noun: feels
1.an act of touching something to examine it.

  • the sense of touch.
  • “he worked by feel rather than using his eyes”
    synonyms: touch, sense of touch, tactile sense, tactility, feeling, feeling one’s way, contact; texture
    “in murky water the divers work by feel”

    2.a sensation given by an object or material when touched.

    “nylon cloth with a cotton feel”
    synonyms: texture, surface, finish, grain, nap; More

  • the impression given by something.
  • “a cafe with a cosmopolitan feel”
    synonyms: atmosphere, ambience, aura, mood, feeling, air, impression, climate, character, overtone, undertone, tenor, spirit, quality, flavour, colour; More

    3.informal

    feelings of heightened emotion.
    “fans will undoubtedly get the feels when they see how things haven’t changed”

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