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sentinel

noun sen·ti·nel \ ˈsent-nəl , ˈsen-tə-nəl \

Definition of sentinel

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

Definition of sentinel

sentineled or sentinelled; sentineling or sentinelling
transitive verb
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



SENTINEL Defined for Kids

sentinel

noun sen·ti·nel \ ˈsen-tə-nəl \

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Medical Dictionary

sentinel

adjective sen·ti·nel \ ˈsent-ᵊn-əl \

medical Definition of sentinel

: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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