sane

[ seyn ]
/ seɪn /

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

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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 by-name Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
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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
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Medical definitions for sane

sane
[ sān ]

adj.

Of sound mind; mentally healthy.

Other words from sane

saneness n.
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