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.

Origin of sane

First recorded in 1620–30, sane is from the Latin word sānus healthy
Related forms
Can be confusedsane Seine
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British Dictionary definitions for sanely

sane

/ (seɪn) /

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 sanely

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 sanely

sane

[ sān ]

adj.

Of sound mind; mentally healthy.
Related formssaneness n.
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