in·​sen·​sate | \ (ˌ)in-ˈsen-ˌsāt How to pronounce insensate (audio) , -sət \

Definition of insensate

1 : lacking sense or understanding also : foolish
2 : lacking animate awareness or sensation
3 : lacking humane feeling : brutal

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Other Words from insensate

insensately adverb

Examples of insensate in a Sentence

the belief that God is immanent in all things, even insensate objects an insensate boss who refuses to allow time off for funerals

First Known Use of insensate

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for insensate

Late Latin insensatus, from Latin in- + Late Latin sensatus having sense, from Latin sensus sense

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“Insensate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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in·​sen·​sate | \ (ˈ)in-ˈsen-ˌsāt, -sət How to pronounce insensate (audio) \

Medical Definition of insensate

: devoid of sensation or feeling ulcers developed in the insensate foot

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