Definition of sentient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sentient

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsentiənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentiənt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈsenʃnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃnt//
 
[usually before noun](formal)
 
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able to see or feel things through the senses Man is a sentient being. There was no sign of any sentient life or activity. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin sentient- ‘feeling’, from the verb sentire.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sentient