Sen"ti*ent (?), a. [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.]

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.

 

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Sen"ti*ent, n.

One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.

 

© Webster 1913.

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