|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
having or capable of feeling (sense perception)
Some people are more aware than others of the sentient nature of animals.
Related English words: sentience (capacity for sense perception; consciousness), insentient (without sentience; unconscious), insentience, insensible (insentient), insensibility
Latin root word: sentio, sentire, sensi, sensus - to feel, realize; sensibilis, sensibile - able to be perceived by the senses