In*sane" (?), a. [L. insanus. See In- not, and Sane.]

1.

Exhibiting unsoundness or disorded of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See Insanity, 2.

2.

Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane hospital.

3.

Causing insanity or madness.

[R.]

Or have we eaten on the insaneroot That takes the reason prisoner ? Shak.

4.

Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc.

I know not which was the insane measure. Southey.

 

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