Sentient

Scu asks, and he receives:

A. adj.

1. That feels or is capable of feeling; having the power or function of sensation or of perception by the senses.

1632 J. GUILLIM Heraldry III. xxiv. (ed. 2) 250 Forasmuch as God would that the faculties both intelligent and sentient should predominate in the head [etc.]. a1676 HALE Prim. Orig. Man. I. ii. (1677) 56 This acting of the sentient Phantasie is performed..by a presence of sense, as the Horse is under the sense of hunger, and that without any formal Syllogism presseth him to eat. 1733 CHEYNE Eng. Malady I. viii. §3 (1734) 71 The Nerves..propagate this Vibration..to the intelligent or sentient Principle in the Brain. 1846 GROTE Greece I. xiii. (1862) I. 197 [The legend] ascribes to the ship sentient powers. 1865 TYNDALL Fragm. Sci. (1879) I. ii. 73 Thus is sentient man acted on by Nature. 1879 LEWES Probl. Life & Mind Ser. III. I. 8 We can define it [the relation of Mind to Life] by analytically distinguishing certain functions as sentient from other functions as nutrient.1632 J. GUILLIM Heraldry III. xxiv. (ed. 2) 250 Forasmuch as God would that the faculties both intelligent and sentient should predominate in the head [etc.]. a1676 HALE Prim. Orig. Man. I. ii. (1677) 56 This acting of the sentient Phantasie is performed..by a presence of sense, as the Horse is under the sense of hunger, and that without any formal Syllogism presseth him to eat. 1733 CHEYNE Eng. Malady I. viii. §3 (1734) 71 The Nerves..propagate this Vibration..to the intelligent or sentient Principle in the Brain. 1846 GROTE Greece I. xiii. (1862) I. 197 [The legend] ascribes to the ship sentient powers. 1865 TYNDALL Fragm. Sci. (1879) I. ii. 73 Thus is sentient man acted on by Nature. 1879 LEWES Probl. Life & Mind Ser. III. I. 8 We can define it [the relation of Mind to Life] by analytically distinguishing certain functions as sentient from other functions as nutrient.

b. Conscious or percipient of something.

2. Phys. Of organs or tissues: Responsive to sensory stimuli.

3. Characterized by the exercise of the senses.

B. a. absol. That which has sensation or feeling. b. n. One who or something which has sensation.

Hence {sm}sentiently adv.