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insensible

adjective

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1 having lost consciousness
  • if a choking person is insensible, you should lay them down on their back before performing the Heimlich maneuver

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2 not perceptible by a sense or by the mind
  • the fragile glass flowers can be damaged by even the most insensible tremors

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3 having or showing a lack of interest or concern
  • city hall remains insensible to our complaints about the downtown parking situation

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4 lacking animate awareness or sensation
  • even the canyon's insensible rocks seemed to mock the stranded climber's utter helplessness

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6 not informed about or aware of something
  • a scientist who usually is so engrossed in his work that he is quite insensible of the passage of time

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“Insensible.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/insensible. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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