Like a man stunned almost to insensibility, Kearney crossed his hands before him, and sat gazing out vacantly before him.
He had seized upon her by violence in a moment of insensibility.
I found him lying on a bed in the north-west chamber, where he usually slept, in a state of insensibility.
It was obvious that he was going to be beaten into insensibility.
In producing general anesthesia, or insensibility to pain, the vapor of chloroform or ether is administered by the nostrils.
The shock jarred his boiling brain into the perfect quietude of insensibility.
The victim is oppressed by drowsiness, sinks into insensibility, finally death.
I believe that insensibility like this is not to be paralleled!
Not only to whip them, but to beat them into insensibility if they fought back?
Nature had made him a butt, but had denied him insensibility.
c.1400, "lacking the power to feel with the senses," from Latin insensibilis "that cannot be felt," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sensibilis (see sensible). Also sometimes in Middle English "incapable of being felt or perceived by the senses" (early 15c.). Meaning "unconscious" is attested from early 15c. See insensate.
insensible in·sen·si·ble (ĭn-sěn'sə-bəl)
Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious.
Lacking physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.