[ in-sen-suh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈsɛn sə bəl /


Origin of insensible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word insēnsibilis. See in-3, sensible

Related forms

in·sen·si·bly, adverbin·sen·si·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for insensibility


/ (ɪnˈsɛnsəbəl) /


lacking sensation or consciousness
(foll by of or to) unaware (of) or indifferent (to)insensible to suffering
thoughtless or callous
a less common word for imperceptible

Derived Forms

insensibility or insensibleness, nouninsensibly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for insensibility


[ ĭn-sĕnsə-bəl ]


Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious.
Lacking physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.
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