sensile

adjective

sen·​sile
ˈsenˌsīl,
-n(t)sə̇l
1
: capable of sensation : sentient
2
: felt or sensed but not registered by an ordinary dry-bulb thermometer
sensile temperature changes

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Apr. 2024.

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