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sentinel

noun sen·ti·nel \ ˈsent-nəl , ˈsen-tə-nəl \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Examples of sentinel in a Sentence

  1. a lone sentinel kept watch over the fort

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Origin and Etymology of sentinel

Middle French sentinelle, from Old Italian sentinella, from sentina vigilance, from sentire to perceive, from Latin

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sentinel

verb
sentineled or sentinelled; sentineling or sentinelling
1 : to watch over as a sentinel
2 : to furnish with a sentinel
3 : to post as sentinel

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First Known Use of sentinel

1593

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SENTINEL Defined for Kids

sentinel

noun sen·ti·nel \ ˈsen-tə-nəl \
: sentry

Medical Dictionary

sentinel

adjective sen·ti·nel \ ˈsent-ᵊn-əl \
: being an individual or part of a population potentially susceptible to an infection or infestation that is being monitored for the appearance or recurrence of the causative pathogen or parasite


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