Simple Definition of insensible
: not able to feel pain, emotions, etc.
: not aware of something
: not conscious
Full Definition of insensible
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>
5 : not intelligible : meaningless
6 : lacking delicacy or refinement
Examples of insensible
She was knocked insensible by the collision.
<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
INSENSIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of insensible
1 : not able to feel <The animal is insensible to pain.>
2 : not aware of or caring about something <They seemed insensible to the danger.>
Medical Definition of insensible
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: not perceived by the senses <insensible perspiration>
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