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Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
Latin sentiēns sentient- present participle of sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin sentÄ«ens (“feeling, perceiving"), present active participle of sentiō.
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.
I have compassion for all sentient beings, including cockroaches.
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