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insensate

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adjective in·sen·sate \(ˌ)in-ˈsen-ˌsāt, -sət\

Definition of insensate

  1. 1 :  lacking sense or understanding; also :  foolish

  2. 2 :  lacking animate awareness or sensation

  3. 3 :  lacking humane feeling :  brutal

in·sen·sate·ly adverb


Examples of insensate

  1. <the belief that God is immanent in all things, even insensate objects>

  2. <an insensate boss who refuses to allow time off for funerals>



Origin of insensate

Late Latin insensatus, from Latin in- + Late Latin sensatus having sense, from Latin sensus sense


First Known Use: 15th century

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Medical Dictionary

insensate

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adjective in·sen·sate \(ˈ)in-ˈsen-ˌsāt, -sət\

Medical Definition of insensate

  1. :  devoid of sensation or feeling <ulcers developed in the insensate foot>




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