Definition of insensible
- insensible earth
- knocked insensible by a sudden blow
- insensible to pain
- insensible of their danger
She was knocked insensible by the collision.
if a choking person is insensible, you should lay them down on their back before performing the Heimlich maneuver
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: not able to feel pain, emotions, etc.
: not aware of something
: not conscious
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