endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
"the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
"sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
Conscious or aware.
Experiencing sensation or feeling.
(Primarily in Science Fiction) Possessing human-like intelligence.
Origin: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.
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
one who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being
Origin: [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sen′shi-ent, adj. discerning by the senses: having the faculty of perception and sensation: (phys.) noting those parts which on stimulation give rise to sensation.—n. the mind as capable of feeling.—ns Sen′tience, Sen′tiency.—adv. Sen′tiently, in a sentient or perceptive manner.
The numerical value of sentient in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sentient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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