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Definition of "insensible" []

  • Imperceptible; inappreciable: an insensible change in temperature. (adjective)
  • Very small or gradual: insensible movement. (adjective)
  • Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious: lay insensible where he had fallen. (adjective)
  • Not invested with sensation; inanimate: insensible clay. (adjective)
  • Devoid of physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insensible" in a sentence
  • "-- From these openings, there constantly passes a vapor, forming what we call the insensible perspiration."
  • "No artery or important blood vessel was severed by any of the wounds inflicted upon him, but he was for a long time insensible from the loss of blood."
  • "I have other deeds – The Baroness could hear no more; she was carried insensible from the apartment."