insensible

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adjective in·sen·si·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of insensible

  1. 1 :  imperceptible dampened by an insensible dew; broadly :  slight, gradual insensible motion

  2. 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

  3. 3a :  lacking emotional response :  apathetic, indifferent insensible to fearb :  unaware insensible of their danger

  4. 4 archaic :  stupid, senseless

  5. 5 :  not intelligible :  meaningless

  6. 6 :  lacking delicacy or refinement

insensibility

play \(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

insensibleness

play \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun

insensibly

play \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of insensible in a sentence

  1. She was knocked insensible by the collision.

  2. 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

insensible

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adjective in·sen·si·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of insensible for English Language Learners

  • : not able to feel pain, emotions, etc.

  • : not aware of something

  • : not conscious


INSENSIBLE Defined for Kids

insensible

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adjective in·sen·si·ble \in-ˈsen-sə-bəl\

Definition of insensible for Students

  1. 1 :  not able to feel The animal is insensible to pain.

  2. 2 :  not aware of or caring about something They seemed insensible to the danger.


Medical Dictionary

insensible

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adjective in·sen·si·ble \-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\

Medical Definition of insensible

  1. 1:  incapable or bereft of feeling or sensation: asa:  unconscious knocked insensible by a sudden blowb:  lacking sensory perception or ability to react insensible to painc:  lacking emotional response :  apathetic

  2. 2:  not perceived by the senses insensible perspiration

insensibility

\(ˌ)in-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

insensibilities



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