Insentient In*sen"ti*ent, a. Not sentient; not having perception, or the power of perception; devoid of feeling, consciousness and animation; inanimate; as, insentient stone. Opposite of {sentient}. [WordNet sense 1+3]

Syn: inanimate, insensate. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The . . . attributes of an insentient, inert substance. --Reid. [1913 Webster]

But there can be nothing like to this sensation in the rose, because it is insentient. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

2. incapable of sensation.

Syn: insensate, insensible. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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