(?), a. Not sentient; not having perception, or the power of perception; devoid of feeling, consciousness and animation; inanimate; as, insentient stone. Opposite of sentient. [wns=1+3]
Syn. -- inanimate, insensate.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The . . . attributes of an insentient, inert substance.
[1913 Webster]

But there can be nothing like to this sensation in the rose, because it is insentient.
Sir W. Hamilton.
[1913 Webster]

2. incapable of sensation.
Syn. -- insensate, insensible.
[WordNet 1.5]


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