The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Experience \Ex*pe"ri*ence\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Experienced
([e^]ks*p[=e]"r[i^]*enst); p. pr. & vb. n. Experiencing
1. To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to
prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot
or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to
feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience
poverty; to experience a change of views.
The partial failure and disappointment which he had
experienced in India. --Thirwall.
2. To exercise; to train by practice.
The youthful sailors thus with early care
Their arms experience, and for sea prepare. --Harte.
To experience religion (Theol.), to become a convert to the
doctrines of Christianity; to yield to the power of