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sane

[ seyn ]
/ seɪn /
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adjective, san·er, san·est.
free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.
having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense: sane advice.
sound; healthy.
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Origin of sane

First recorded in 1620–30, sane is from the Latin word sānus healthy

OTHER WORDS FROM sane

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sane

sane , Seine

Other definitions for sane (2 of 2)

SANE
[ seyn ]
/ seɪn /

noun
a private nationwide organization in the U.S., established in 1957, that opposes nuclear testing and advocates international peace.

Origin of SANE

Official shortening of its byname Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
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How to use sane in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sane

sane
/ (seɪn) /

adjective
sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
obsolete healthy

Derived forms of sane

sanely, adverbsaneness, noun

Word Origin for sane

C17: from Latin sānus healthy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sane

sane
[ sān ]

adj.
Of sound mind; mentally healthy.

Other words from sane

saneness n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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