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What does "Sentient" mean?

Definition

(a.) 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 (n.) One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being


Synonyms conscious, animate, sensate


Example: "The living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage- T.E.Lawrence" Example: "Sentient of the intolerable load"


Word Family sentience, sentiently