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sentient

[sen-shuh nt] /ˈsɛn ʃənt/
adjective
1.
having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
2.
characterized by sensation and consciousness.
noun
3.
a person or thing that is sentient.
4.
Archaic. the conscious mind.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin sentient- (stem of sentiēns, present participle of sentīre to feel), equivalent to senti- verb stem + -ent- -ent
Related forms
sentiently, adverb
nonsentient, adjective
nonsentiently, adverb
unsentient, adjective
unsentiently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sentiently

sentient

/ˈsɛntɪənt/
adjective
1.
having the power of sense perception or sensation; conscious
noun
2.
(rare) a sentient person or thing
Derived Forms
sentiently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sentiēns feeling, from sentīre to perceive
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Word Origin and History for sentiently

sentient

adj.

1630s, "capable of feeling," from Latin sentientem (nominative sentiens) "feeling," present participle of sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)). Meaning "conscious" (of something) is from 1815.

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sentiently in Medicine

sentient sen·tient (sěn'shənt, -shē-ənt)
adj.

  1. Having sense perception; conscious.

  2. Experiencing sensation or feeling.

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