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sentinel

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noun sen·ti·nel \ˈsent-nəl, ˈsen-tə-nəl\

Definition of sentinel

  1. :  sentry



Examples of sentinel

  1. <a lone sentinel kept watch over the fort>



Origin of sentinel

Middle French sentinelle, from Old Italian sentinella, from sentina vigilance, from sentire to perceive, from Latin


First Known Use: 1579


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sentinel

transitive verb sen·ti·nel

Definition of sentinel

sentineled or sentinelledsentinel·ing or sentinel·ling

  1. 1 :  to watch over as a sentinel

  2. 2 :  to furnish with a sentinel

  3. 3 :  to post as sentinel



1593

First Known Use of sentinel

1593


Medical Dictionary

sentinel

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adjective sen·ti·nel \ˈsent-ən-əl\

Medical Definition of sentinel

  1. :  being an individual or part of a population potentially susceptible to an infection or infestation that is being monitored for the appearance or recurrence of the causative pathogen or parasite






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