adjective sen·tient \ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt, ˈsen-tē-ənt\

: able to feel, see, hear, smell, or taste

Full Definition of SENTIENT

:  responsive to or conscious of sense impressions <sentient beings>
:  aware
:  finely sensitive in perception or feeling
sen·tient·ly adverb

Examples of SENTIENT

  1. <sentient of the danger posed by the approaching hurricane>

Origin of SENTIENT

Latin sentient-, sentiens, present participle of sentire to perceive, feel
First Known Use: 1632

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Rhymes with SENTIENT

Medical Dictionary


adjective sen·tient \ˈsen-ch(ē-)ənt, ˈsent-ē-ənt\

Medical Definition of SENTIENT

:  responsive to or conscious of sense impressions
sen·tient·ly adverb


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