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sentient

[sen-shuhnt]
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; < Latin sentient- (stem of sentiēns, present participle of sentīre to feel), equivalent to senti- verb stem + -ent- -ent

sentiently, adverb
nonsentient, adjective
nonsentiently, adverb
unsentient, adjective
unsentiently, adverb
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sentient (ˈsɛntɪənt)
 
adj
1.  having the power of sense perception or sensation; conscious
 
n
2.  rare a sentient person or thing
 
[C17: from Latin sentiēns feeling, from sentīre to perceive]
 
'sentiently
 
adv

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sentient
1632, "capable of feeling," from L. sentientem (nom. sentiens) "feeling," prp. of sentire "to feel" (see sense). Meaning "conscious" (of something) is from 1815.
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sentient sen·tient (sěn'shənt, -shē-ənt)
adj.

  1. Having sense perception; conscious.

  2. Experiencing sensation or feeling.

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