Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Devoid of sensation or consciousness; inanimate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not sentient; not having perception, or the power of feeling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not sentient; not having perception, or the power of perception; devoid of feeling, consciousness and animation; inanimate. Opposite of sentient.
  • adjective incapable of sensation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having no consciousness or animation; not sentient

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation

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Examples

  • Natural selection can be a highly creative process (given a suitable supply of genetic variation to work from), but it is merely a mechanistic phenomenon – as inescapable and insentient as gravity.

    A New Book

  • I had been thinking about how insentient forms in nature can become “labs” that shape human activity: the only place for miles to ford the river becomes a town and an economy.

    Clusterbook #1 | clusterflock

  • I'll submit these tickets I'm writing at the end of the day in a stack with all the tickets for the vehicles I find, numbered and insentient, poised illegally.

    things to know about the people parked along the road that runs through Humboldt Park: part 20

  • Another option is to install Switcher ([insentient. net]) and activate the mouse shortcut.

    Activate Alt-Tab Switching With Just Your Mouse | Lifehacker Australia

  • Now it bound him with insentient fetters, walling his soul in darkness and silence, blocking it from the world which to him had been a riot of action.

    Chapter 37

  • For the figure that confronts you in the library is very nearly 10ft tall and quite clearly blind and insentient, being one of Ron Mueck's stupendous hyperreal sculptures.

    Extraordinary Measures

  • All that were aware of the Illumna knew that any being that had the power to create was something of a wonder, so they sought out any single organic cell that had not been reduced to the living status of the beings on the planet; insentient carbon.

    365 tomorrows » B. York : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • In other words, in this one machine Adams saw how energy that originally would have come from human beings had been replaced by something insentient, a thing that would run itself with no input from human hands except in its creation.

    The Tyranny of E-mail

  • Another option is to install Switcher insentient.net and activate the mouse shortcut.

    Activate Alt-Tab Switching With Just Your Mouse | Lifehacker Australia

  • I had been thinking about how insentient forms in nature can become “labs” that shape human activity: the only place for miles to ford the river becomes a town and an economy.

    Clusterbook #1 | clusterflock

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