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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sentiēns (feeling, perceiving), present active participle of sentiō.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.ʃ(i.)ənt/, /ˈsɛn.ti.ənt/

AdjectiveEdit

sentient (comparative more sentient, superlative most sentient)

  1. Experiencing sensation, thought, or feeling.
    Synonym: sensate
  2. Able to consciously perceive through the use of sense faculties.
    Antonym: insensate
  3. (chiefly science fiction) Possessing human-like awareness and intelligence.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:self-aware

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NounEdit

sentient (plural sentients)

  1. Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
  2. (chiefly science fiction) An intelligent, self-aware being.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:sentient

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