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insentient

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adjective in·sen·tient \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt\

Definition of insentient

  1. :  lacking perception, consciousness, or animation

insentience

play \-sh(ē-)ən(t)s\ noun


Examples of insentient in a sentence

  1. <refused to believe that the universe as we know it evolved from the random interactions of insentient particles of matter>

  2. <an insentient therapist who failed to see what the teenager's real problem was>



1764

First Known Use of insentient

1764


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