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Origin of insensible
Examples from the Web for insensibility
In poisonous doses it depresses the circulation and the nerves generally, but it causes no stupor or insensibility.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
This would of course have reduced you to a partial state of insensibility, gradually going on to complete coma.
Again, the insensibility not gone after 30 minutes, another dose given, and so repeated the third time.On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote|A. Mueller
Insensibility soon followed this exhortation, and he was carried home, but recovered ultimately.Wrestling and Wrestlers:|Jacob Robinson
Yet not such a slavish one neither, as should rather seem the effect of her insensibility, than judgment or affection.Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded|Samuel Richardson
late 14c., from Late Latin insensibilitas, from Latin insensibilis (see insensible).
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.