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sen·tience(sĕn′shəns, -shē-əns, -tē-əns)
1. The quality or state of being sentient; consciousness.
2. Feeling as distinguished from perception or thought.
1. the state or quality of being sentient; awareness
2. sense perception not involving intelligence or mental perception; feeling
sentient condition or character; capacity for sensation or feeling.
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|Noun||1.||sentience - state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "the crash intruded on his awareness"|
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
|2.||sentience - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"|
|3.||sentience - the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart|
animateness, liveness, aliveness - the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
insentience - lacking consciousness or ability to perceive sensations