Etymology
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Words related to aesthetic

*au- 
Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to perceive."

It forms all or part of: aesthete; aesthetic; anesthesia; audible; audience; audio; audio-; audit; audition; auditor; auditorium; auditory; hyperaesthesia; kinesthetic; oyer; oyez; obedient; obey; paraesthesia; synaesthesia.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit avih, Avestan avish "openly, evidently;" Greek aisthanesthai "to feel;" Latin audire "to hear;" Old Church Slavonic javiti "to reveal."
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aestheticism (n.)
"devotion to what is sensuously beautiful," 1855, from aesthetic + -ism.
aesthetics (n.)
1803, from aesthetic (adj.); also see -ics.
esthetic (adj.)
alternative form of aesthetic (see aesthetic). Also see æ (1). Related: esthetical; esthetically; esthetician; esthetics.