Word of the Day: sentient

sen·tient adjective \ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt, ˈsen-tē-ənt\ : able to feel, see, hear, smell, or taste

Full Definition of SENTIENT

1: responsive to or conscious of sense impressions <sentient beings>
2: aware
3: finely sensitive in perception or feeling
sen·tient·ly adverb

Origin of SENTIENT

Latin sentient-, sentiens, present participle of sentire to perceive, feel

First Known Use: 1632

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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