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sentient

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

Simple Definition of sentient

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

Full Definition of sentient

  1. 1 :  responsive to or conscious of sense impressions <sentient beings>

  2. 2 :  aware

  3. 3 :  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

Rhymes with sentient


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sentient

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

Medical Definition of sentient

  1. :  responsive to or conscious of sense impressions

  2. sen·tient·ly adverb





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