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insensate adj
1 devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation; "insentient (or insensate) stone" [syn: insentient] [ant: sentient]
2 without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction" [syn: cold, cold-blooded, inhuman]

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  1. Having no sensation or consciousness; unconscious.
    • 1928, Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Moriturus,"
      If I might be
      Insensate matter
      With sensate me
      Sitting within,
      Harking and prying,
      I might begin
      To dicker with dying.
  2. Having no sense; foolish.



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