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  1. [noun] the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"

  2. [noun] the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"

  3. [noun] an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

  4. [verb] go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
    Synonyms: undergo, see, go through

  5. [verb] have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
    Synonyms: know, live

  6. [verb] of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
    Synonyms: receive, have, get, undergo

  7. [verb] undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
    Synonyms: feel

  8. [verb] undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
    Synonyms: have


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