[ sen-shuhnt ‐shee-uhnt ‐tee-uhnt ]
/ ˈsɛn ʃənt ‐ʃi ənt ‐ti ənt /
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having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
characterized by sensation and consciousness.
a person or thing that is sentient.
Archaic. the conscious mind.
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Origin of sentient
1595–1605; <Latin sentient- (stem of sentiēns, present participle of sentīre to feel), equivalent to senti- verb stem + -ent--ent
OTHER WORDS FROM sentient
sen·tient·ly, adverbnon·sen·tient, adjectivenon·sen·tient·ly, adverbun·sen·tient, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sentient
/ (ˈsɛntɪənt) /
having the power of sense perception or sensation; conscious
rare a sentient person or thing
Derived forms of sentientsentiently, adverb
Word Origin for sentient
C17: from Latin sentiēns feeling, from sentīre to perceive
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Medical definitions for sentient
[ sĕn′shənt, -shē-ənt ]
Having sense perception; conscious.
Experiencing sensation or feeling.
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