insensible


in·sen·si·ble

adjective \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\

: not able to feel pain, emotions, etc.

: not aware of something

: not conscious

Full Definition of INSENSIBLE

1
:  imperceptible <dampened by an insensible dew>; broadly :  slight, gradual <insensible motion>
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
a :  lacking emotional response :  apathetic, indifferent <insensible to fear>
b :  unaware <insensible of their danger>
4
archaic :  stupid, senseless
5
:  not intelligible :  meaningless
6
:  lacking delicacy or refinement
in·sen·si·bil·i·ty \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·sen·si·ble·ness \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·sen·si·bly \-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

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in·sen·si·ble

adjective \-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSENSIBLE

1
: incapable or bereft of feeling or sensation: as a : 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>
in·sen·si·bil·i·ty \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural in·sen·si·bil·i·ties

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