sensile

adjective
sen·​sile | \ ˈsenˌsīl, -n(t)sə̇l \

Definition of sensile

1 : capable of sensation : sentient
2 : felt or sensed but not registered by an ordinary dry-bulb thermometer sensile temperature changes

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History and Etymology for sensile

Latin sensilis, from sensus (past participle of sentire to feel, perceive) + -ilis -ile

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“Sensile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sensile. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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