Origin of sentientClassical Latin sentiens, present participle of sentire, to perceive by the senses: see sense
Keiko believes that plants have sentient capabilities so she talks to them daily and sometimes plays music for them.
Someone who can perceive how others are feeling is an example of someone who would be described as sentient.
- Having sense perception; conscious: “The living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage” ( T.E. Lawrence )
- Experiencing sensation or feeling.
Origin of sentientLatin sentiēns sentient- present participle of sentīre to feel ; see sent- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sentient, superlative most sentient)
From Latin sentÄ«ens (“feeling, perceiving"), present active participle of sentiÅ.
sentient - Medical Definition
- All living and sentient things are formed out of insentient atoms.
- Its warm touch seemed so like a human caress, I really thought it was a sentient being, capable of loving and protecting me.
- Even as a sentient soul, she'd felt fear.
- Both principles have sensibility, and thus all products of their collision are sentient, that is, feel pleasure and pain.
- The peculiarity of organic and sentient bodies is due to the minuteness and shape of their particles, and to their special motions and combinations.