Definition of insensibility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˌsensəˈbɪləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌsensəˈbɪləti//
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  1. 1(formal) the state of being unconscious He was found lying in a state of drugged insensibility.
  2. 2the fact of not being able to react to a particular thing insensibility to pain
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: partly from Old French insensibilite or late Latin insensibilitas (from in- ‘not’ + Latin sensibilis ‘sensible’, from sensus ‘sense’), partly from in- ‘without’ + sensibility.
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