- 1experience something to have a particular situation affect you or happen to you The country experienced a foreign currency shortage for several months. Everyone experiences these problems at some time in their lives.
- 2experience something to have and be aware of a particular emotion or physical feeling to experience pain/pleasure/unhappiness I experienced a moment of panic as I boarded the plane.
NAmE//ɪkˈspɪriəns//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they experience
he / she / it experiences
past simple experienced
-ing form experiencing