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insensible

[ in-sen-suh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈsɛn sə bəl /
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adjective

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Nearby words

inseminator, insenescence, insensate, insense, insensibility, insensible, insensible perspiration, insensibly, insensitive, insentient, insep.

Origin of insensible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word insēnsibilis. See in-3, sensible
SYNONYMS FOR insensible
Related formsin·sen·si·bly, adverbin·sen·si·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for insensibility

insensible

/ (ɪnˈsɛnsəbəl) /

adjective

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 Formsinsensibility or insensibleness, nouninsensibly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for insensibility

insensible

[ ĭn-sĕnsə-bəl ]

adj.

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