insensate

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adjective in·sen·sate \(ˌ)in-ˈsen-ˌsāt, -sət\

Definition of insensate

  1. 1 :  lacking sense or understanding; also :  foolish

  2. 2 :  lacking animate awareness or sensation

  3. 3 :  lacking humane feeling :  brutal

insensately

adverb

Examples of insensate in a sentence

  1. the belief that God is immanent in all things, even insensate objects

  2. an insensate boss who refuses to allow time off for funerals

Origin and Etymology of insensate

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


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

insensate

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adjective in·sen·sate \(ˈ)in-ˈsen-ˌsāt, -sət\

Medical Definition of insensate

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



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