sane

[seyn]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. sandwort,
  2. sandy,
  3. sandy blight,
  4. sandy city,
  5. sandy hook,
  6. sanely,
  7. sanfilippo's syndrome,
  8. sanford,
  9. sanforized,
  10. sang

Origin of sane

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

Related forms
Can be confusedsane Seine

SANE

[seyn]

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

adjective

sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
obsolete healthy
Derived Formssanely, adverbsaneness, noun

Word Origin for sane

C17: from Latin sānus healthy

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Word Origin and History for sane

sane

adj.

1721, back-formation from sanity or else from Latin sanus "sound, healthy," in figurative or transferred use, "of sound mind, rational, sane," also, of style, "correct;" of uncertain origin. Used earlier, of the body, with the sense of "healthy" (1620s). Related: Sanely.

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Medicine definitions for sane

sane

[sān]

adj.

Of sound mind; mentally healthy.
Related formssaneness n.


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