Definition of insensible
2 : incapable or bereft of feeling or sensation: such asa : not endowed with life or spirit : insentient insensible earthb : unconscious knocked insensible by a sudden blowc : lacking sensory perception or ability to react insensible to pain
5 : not intelligible : meaningless
6 : lacking delicacy or refinement
insensibilityplay \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
insensiblenessplay \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
insensiblyplay \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-blē\ adverb
Examples of insensible in a sentence
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
Origin and Etymology of insensible
Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin insensibilis, from in- + sensibilis sensible
First Known Use: 14th century
INSENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insensible for English Language Learners
: not able to feel pain, emotions, etc.
: not aware of something
: not conscious
INSENSIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of insensible for Students
1 : not able to feel The animal is insensible to pain.
2 : not aware of or caring about something They seemed insensible to the danger.
Medical Definition of insensible
insensibility\(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural
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