What does "Sentient" mean?


(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