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insensible

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adjective in·sen·si·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\

Simple Definition of insensible

  • : not able to feel pain, emotions, etc.

  • : not aware of something

  • : not conscious

Full Definition of insensible

  1. 1 :  imperceptible <dampened by an insensible dew>; broadly :  slight, gradual <insensible motion>

  2. 2 :  incapable or bereft of feeling or sensation: as a :  not endowed with life or spirit :  insentient <insensible earth> b :  unconscious <knocked insensible by a sudden blow> c :  lacking sensory perception or ability to react <insensible to pain>

  3. 3 a :  lacking emotional response :  apathetic, indifferent <insensible to fear> b :  unaware <insensible of their danger>

  4. 4 archaic :  stupid, senseless

  5. 5 :  not intelligible :  meaningless

  6. 6 :  lacking delicacy or refinement

in·sen·si·bil·i·ty play \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·sen·si·ble·ness play \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·sen·si·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of insensible

  1. She was knocked insensible by the collision.

  2. <if a choking person is insensible, you should lay them down on their back before performing the Heimlich maneuver>



Origin of insensible

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin insensibilis, from in- + sensibilis sensible


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with insensible


Medical Dictionary

insensible

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adjective in·sen·si·ble \-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\

Medical Definition of insensible

  1. 1:  incapable or bereft of feeling or sensation: asa:  unconscious <knocked insensible by a sudden blow>b:  lacking sensory perception or ability to react <insensible to pain>c:  lacking emotional response :  apathetic

  2. 2:  not perceived by the senses <insensible perspiration>

  3. in·sen·si·bil·i·ty \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural in·sen·si·bil·i·ties





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