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Meaning of SENTIENT

Pronunciation:  'senshunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  consciously perceiving; "sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
  2. [adj]  endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

SENTIENT is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: animate, conscious, sensate
 Antonyms: insensate, insentient



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sen"ti*ent\, a. [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of
    sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See {Sense}.]
    Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception.
    Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient
    extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs
    or tissues.
  2. \Sen"ti*ent\, n.
    One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.