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sane

[seyn] /seɪn/
adjective, saner, sanest.
1.
free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind:
a sane person.
2.
having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense:
sane advice.
3.
sound; healthy.
Origin of sane
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30, sane is from the Latin word sānus healthy
Related forms
sanely, adverb
saneness, noun
nonsane, adjective
nonsanely, adverb
nonsaneness, noun
Can be confused
sane, Seine.
Synonyms
2. reasonable, sensible, judicious, level-headed.

SANE

[seyn] /seɪn/
noun
1.
a private nationwide organization in the U.S., established in 1957, that opposes nuclear testing and advocates international peace.
Origin
official shortening of its by-name Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
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Examples from the Web for sane
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  • "They're the only sane folks I've met among your friends," he had told his grandson.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • In his sane moments he did not care a fig for anybody's birthday.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • In company with my friend I set off for an al-fresco breakfast on the banks of the sane.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • A sane and sensible wave seemed to be sweeping the whole country.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Lunatics, she knew, could be quelled by the calm gaze of the sane human eye.

British Dictionary definitions for sane

sane

/seɪn/
adjective
1.
sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
2.
having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
3.
(obsolete) healthy
Derived Forms
sanely, adverb
saneness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sānus healthy
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Word Origin and History for sane
adj.

1721, back-formation from sanity or else from Latin sanus "sound, healthy," in figurative or transferred use, "of sound mind, rational, sane," also, of style, "correct;" of uncertain origin. Used earlier, of the body, with the sense of "healthy" (1620s). Related: Sanely.

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sane in Medicine

sane (sān)
adj.
Of sound mind; mentally healthy.


sane'ness n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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